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White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Monday, October 10, 2016

Street Piano, Christian Science Plaza, Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Christian Science Plaza in Boston is always an enjoyable place to visit and wander about. Soaring structures, expansive walkways, a long reflecting pool, and the main church structure itself.  But now, there is a temporary special addition........



....a street piano, sitting quietly waiting for a pianist to wander by and stop and play.



Starting in a 2008 art effort, "Play Me, I’m Yours" installed pianos around the world in various cities for public use. The local offshoot, "Street Pianos Boston," has installed 60 pianos around the city for local use.



Since the Plaza is near Symphony Hall, the Berklee School of Music, the Boston Conservatory, and other musical inspirations, it doesn't take long to attract talented musicians to sit down and play.



Sometimes as a solo act......



.....and sometimes as a duo.



Sometimes they just play, and sometimes they both sing and play. Regardless, everyone including the players and listeners, enjoys the impromptu beauty of live and spontaneous music.



The main church building nearby is in the Italian Renaissance style with a 224-foot high dome. It makes me feel like I am in Italy.



Old and new in the world-class city of Boston.


3 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued with the street piano. Who is responsible for these pianos? Are they weather-proofed or are there arrangements to bring them inside in bad weather?

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    1. Great questions to which I do not have answers. Here's a link to their website: http://streetpianos.com/boston2016/

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    2. Thank you! I checked out the website and the blog. Apparently this is a world-wide movement. I'd love to see one in my home town. What a cool idea.

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