Hyde Park Chess | Museum of Sydney | Public Sydney Exhibition

The giant chess board in Nagoya Gardens, near the entrance to St James Station, Hyde Park attracts an eclectic mix of players and lunch time voyeurs. The garden was erected to celebrate the sister city relationship between Sydney and Nagoya in Japan. A giant chess set and a chess board was installed near the garden under a big fig tree for the public to play. Sydney office workers take respite in the park by playing a game or two. At times people would swing by to make a move and leave the next move to another person who stop by. The chess set also attracts some elderly men to make their moves and some were seen deep in thought, strategising their next move.

I photographed the area for the Museum of Sydney’s latest exhibition Public Sydney : Stop Look Live, 30 March – 8 September.

All IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT JAMES HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY 2013. FOR USAGE CONTACT ME . info@jameshoranshootspeople.com 0439669315

All IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT JAMES HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY 2013. FOR USAGE CONTACT ME . info@jameshoranshootspeople.com 0439669315

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