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Piazza San Marco Chess. On random moments, the middle of the board gets flooded, meaning that pieces can get out only by using special walkways.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Lawson wrote on 2002-06-21 UTC
The link to the picture of the Piazza San Marco is broken.

gnohmon wrote on 2002-06-21 UTC
The link is broken??? Bummer.

It was a typical Canaletto painting; but typical Canaletto is wonderful for
time-travel to ancient Venice.

Today there is photography and therefore Canaletto is not now considered
such a great artist; but we of the general public continue to spend hours
in the museums standing in front of his paintings because they are so very
photographic. Hey, photography is an art, as well! Canaletto painted great
photographs of the Venice of his time.

The painting showed Piazza San Marco looking towards the Basilica S. Marco,
with all the buildings looking just as they do today but with all the
people and their activities so different.

gnohmon wrote on 2002-06-21 UTC
Searching for canaletto piazza san marco on google gets lost of hits.

However, lynx on win95 doesn't know how to display them, so i can't choose
a good one. If I weren't so lazy, I'd have a real OS on one of my home
machines.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-11-16 UTCGood ★★★★
As the floodable area is defined for an 8x8 board it would have to be
adapted if used in an Oriental game. However as the Italians took a
leading in introducing what became the FIDE array it would seem most
appropriate to that. I might incorporate some flooding features into
Magna
Carta Chess, as Runnymede and its environs are subject to flooding.

Following on from the comments about paintings there has recently been
some controversy about a recent exhibition of the English landscape
painter Turner. It was supposed to be displaying his paintings on Venice,
but a few of them are now thought to be of the city of Portsmouth in
southern England.

George Duke wrote on 2009-05-20 UTC
2001 regional CV of Betza, Gilman comments on in 2004, who then specializes in regional ones 2003-2008, upon having just made Magna Carta Chess in 2003, emulating Betza thematically.

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