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.