Street Pianos

They seem to be popping up everywhere, with the invitation to ‘please play me’. If only I could play I’d be sitting there, because this one is just about half a mile from home. I’ve always envied people who can play an instrument or sing, I have the flattest voice and can’t hold a note!

I woke up the other morning concerned about this particular piano, because it’s been out in a very heavy four hour rain storm. What happens if a piano gets wet? Will it be ruined?

Most of the ones I’ve seen have been sheltered in stations and shopping centres, but this one is outside a charity shop on a main road.

Are there street pianos near you, or have you seen them around?

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Weekly photo Challenge: Holst, Gone But Not Forgotten

Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham, England in 1874 into a family of musicians. A rather sickly child, he grew up learning to play several instruments, including trombone, in the hope that it would help his asthma.  He taught music throughout his life, but is best known for his Planets suite. I’m sure you will agree he is gone but not forgotten.  Holst died of heart failure in 1934 and his ashes were interred at Chichester Cathedral, Sussex. My photo for the challenge is of a memorial stone in the cathedral.

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I don’t know if this link will work properly, I’ve never tried to add a you tube before.

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