Saturday, 15 November 2008

Terra Firma Chess - Tasmania - Giant Chess Set, Franklin Square, Hobart

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Giant Chess Set, Franklin Square, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia):
(Photo monez102)

Google Maps location of chess set - seen in bottom right section of Franklin Square.

Franklin Square was named after Sir John Franklin. He was a polar explorer, and also Governor of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) from 1837 - 1843. He perished whilst trying to chart and navigate the North-West Passage.

Tags: Franklin Square - Giant Chess Set - Hobart - Tasmania
Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia alliance.

Terra Firma Chess - Tasmania - Giant Chess Set, Salamanca Place, Hobart

chess in hobart, tas (i wish i could say the girls won)

Giant Chess Set in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia):
(Photo by elenakangaroo)

Google maps satellite photo of chess set location - unfortunately obscurred by overlying trees.

Salamanca Place & market (see Wikipedia entry) was named after the victory in 1812 of the Duke of Wellington in the Battle of Salamanca (in Spanish province of Salamanca).

Tags: Duke of Wellington - Giant Chess Set - Hobart - Salamanca Place - Tasmania
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Terra Firma Chess - Austria - Salzburg Giant Chess Set

144 Salzburg - Large Town Chess Set
Winter - Giant Chess Set in Salzburg, Austria:

Chess in front of the Salzburg Castle

Summer - Giant Chess Set in Salzburg, Austria:

Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and also the setting for parts of "The Sound of Music" (film). The fortress in the background is Festung Hohensalzburg, built in 1077, and one of the largest castles in Europe.

Tags: Festung Hohensalzburg - Giant Chess Set - Salzburg - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Sound Of Music
Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia alliance.

Terra Firma Chess - Greece - Paleo Faliro, Athens

Big chess board in Paleo Faliro, Athens

Giant chess board in Paleo Faliro, Athens

Paleo Faliro is the nearest beach area for Athens. The Myrtoan Sea (part of Mediterranean) is in the background.

Tags: Athens - Chess - Giant Chess Set - Mediterranean - Myrtoan Sea - Paleo Faliro
Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia alliance.