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Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Past

This is the beginning of my fascination for chess, although if you look clearly you can see why I never made the grade. This is shortly after the chess became a sexy sport in Iceland and somehwere on my blog you can see my art piece (part of it) on the meeting between Fischer and Spassky.



For some reason I find this photograph, very Bergmanesque. I am sneaking through my mothers tapestry.



This is an all time favourite. I sent it to a friend who was/is working with Baltasar Kormákur, and this was one of the inspiration images, for the main character. The film is filmed on Flatey - where I was baptised and it was a huge inspiration for the weaver. I think Guðmundur Páll took the picture.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Emili said...

mmmmmm, Olga, I don´t like chess because it´s a game that excites to me too much, and I think I am an impatient and very nervous person and it´s a too tactical game for me, buff.

yes, probably the checkers or the othello relax to me much more and playing these games I´ m feeling comfortably.... when I´m playing

a question

- Do you think chess´s game it´s really a table´s game or an sport?

greets

5:54 AM  
Anonymous magnus said...

the top picture is so nice!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

oooo magnus, massoud, maggi mús, what a surprise to catch you here.
It is me and Jón Ragnar, and it is lovely - although my favourite is the bottom one.

@ emili
it is a sport of course.

massoud!
Tell me the story of bobby fischer!!!

10:08 AM  
Anonymous dolors said...

Preciosa foto ... sencillamente genial.

Tienes que hacer un viajecito a Rúsia o a cualquier república ex-soviética (Ucrania por ejemplo) y verás como la gente se junta en los parques por las tardes a ¡jugar al ajedrez!

Preguntaselo a tu jefe el ruso y verás.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

Me encantaria irme por Rusia, mis dos hermanos petits han dicho que quieren hacerlo por transibirian. armenia, me gustaria o por alli.
un deporte un poco mago.

Me dice que si, es muy comun, pero tambien en washington square (pero claro la mitat son rusos)

1:43 PM  
Anonymous SenyorX said...

si, son fotos makisimes!!
les recordo molt bé.
encara que jo ja no hi era... :(
Molt petons!
X.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Magnus said...

there is no story about bobby fischer! : ) are you coming for xmas?

5:26 PM  
Blogger Emili said...

I think so, chess it´s a sport but we need a great mental work for to play it

- congratulations for these pictures, there are so nice specially the game between two great chess champions

- I like it as last photo on black and white, his aspect is very old and wise as the great Bobby Fischer

9:35 AM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

Magnus/Massoud!
The question is not if I am coming for Christmas, the question is Are you coming for Christmas?
And Oh yeah there is a story about bobby.
Another day right?

-emili.
Well I think we are better at so many other things than chess.

10:08 AM  

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