[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Earlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ Later 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 UTCThe link to the picture of the Piazza San Marco is broken. gnohmon wrote on 2002-06-21 UTCThe 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 UTCSearching 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 UTC2001 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. 5 comments displayedEarlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ LaterPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.