21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Chess and Chai

Two Uzbek men play chess and drink tea in a public square in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. According to a young man who was also sitting with them, this is a daily ritual for these two. The concentration on their faces show how much they take the game seriously.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Kelsie Meaden