Aha, what is a game of chess without its twists and turns!
Understandably, I was check-mate seeing this huge chess board with its majestic and proud seafarers standing tall against the blacks and whites. Captain of a big ship was in the shoes of king, flanked by a sexy mermaid as his queen. Second Officers were in the role of bishops. Rooks were substituted by lighthouses, and knights with helmsman. Other crew members took over from the pawns.
This souvenir drew my attention while I was walking on the downtown streets of Carmel, one of the most scenic neighborhoods along the 17-Mile Pacific Drive in California. There were beautiful art galleries, cool cafes and restaurants and with plenty of uptrend shopping options. One enters into this picturesque downtown after meandering through the amazing views on the Pacific, crossing Highway 1. Several joggers and dog-walkers greet you on both sides of the streets. And there was this game of chess. The Chess board epitomized the vastness of the Pacific and the valor of seafarers.
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