Of all the objects and furniture I have seen, there is one that I find quite regularly. They come in different shapes and styles like the forgotten past companion of music lovers or unknown virtuosos. Whether visiting a castle, mansion, villa, theater, or café, its presence changes the tone and interest of a visit. Silences are paralleled by the lost notes which once rang out through these empty rooms. Grand pianos, baby grands, concerts, or learners’ pianos, the keyboards may have been silent for several decades but call you to brush them, caress them, and discreetly test their sonority, if there remains one.

They may now be covered in dust but once they filled a family with joy on a festive Sunday, marked the end of a sacred Mass or awakened the curiosity of a child. What is left of these notes today? Nothing. Nothing but a silence barely disturbed by the passage of a music-loving visitor.

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Play Me My Song (Abandoned Hotel, France)

Play Me My Song (Abandoned Hotel, France)

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Julian Restrepo
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3 months ago

You're back with another series! Nice pictures

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Tired (Abandoned Villa, Portugal)

Tired (Abandoned Villa, Portugal)

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Julian Restrepo
Community Member
3 months ago

so sad to see it so destroyed

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Play As A Curtain Raiser (Abandoned Castle, France)

Play As A Curtain Raiser (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

I love the teacup.

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The Moment Before The Fall (Abandoned Castle, France)

The Moment Before The Fall (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Julian Restrepo
Community Member
3 months ago

this one looks like a snap from a movie.

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Termite Blues (Abandoned Castle, France)

Termite Blues (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Julian Restrepo
Community Member
3 months ago

strong image!

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Tired As Usual (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

Tired As Usual (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

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E. Rangel
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know anything about pianos but it looks like this should be in a museum aren't any of these recyclable doesn't the city do anything

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Don't Shoot The Piano (Abandoned Bar, Luxembourg)

Don't Shoot The Piano (Abandoned Bar, Luxembourg)

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Julian Restrepo
Community Member
3 months ago

the stories that piano could tell...

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#8

Juke Box Baby (Abandoned Asylum, Italy)

Juke Box Baby (Abandoned Asylum, Italy)

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Little Badly Crossed Out Cantata (Abandoned Villa, France)

Little Badly Crossed Out Cantata (Abandoned Villa, France)

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Thomas Ewing
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3 months ago

The piano looks very restorable and I hope those are all music books on top!

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#10

I Would Have Liked To Be An Artist (Abandoned House, Belgium)

I Would Have Liked To Be An Artist (Abandoned House, Belgium)

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Demongrrrrl
Community Member
3 months ago

"Still life with piano", perhaps?

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Piano Solo (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

Piano Solo (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

This is a sad picture to see. all them years of entertaining and now it has been left to rot

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#12

Steinberg Variations (Abandoned Templar Farm, France)

Steinberg Variations (Abandoned Templar Farm, France)

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Jun Wan
Community Member
3 months ago

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Landing Interlude (Abandoned Mansion, France)

Landing Interlude (Abandoned Mansion, France)

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Are You Still In Pain? (Abandoned Mansion, France)

Are You Still In Pain? (Abandoned Mansion, France)

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E. Rangel
Community Member
3 months ago

What a beautiful mansion this must ban even know that stairway is awesome to me I've never understood why people just abandon things when I have had to work so hard to get my little humble house

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The Piano In Love With The Makeup Artist (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

The Piano In Love With The Makeup Artist (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

I love the titles you give your pictures!

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#16

Preliminary Fantasies (Abandoned Castle, France)

Preliminary Fantasies (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Astrid Nineor
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3 months ago

Wow. Wondervwhat it would cost to renovate the entire room

#17

Pianos Never Cry (Abandoned Castle, France)

Pianos Never Cry (Abandoned Castle, France)

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#18

Here Below My Love Nothing Lasts (Abandoned Hotel, Belgium)

Here Below My Love Nothing Lasts (Abandoned Hotel, Belgium)

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Unplugged Lullaby (Abandoned Castle, France)

Unplugged Lullaby (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

The intricate woodwork goes so well with the wallpaper. I'm surprised the wood wasn't looted.

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The Doctor's Melody (Abandoned Castle, France)

The Doctor's Melody (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

Somebody with small children, judging by the toy train.

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#21

Sentimental Education (Abandoned Presbytery, Belgium)

Sentimental Education (Abandoned Presbytery, Belgium)

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Dark Blue Note (Abandoned Church, Belgium)

Dark Blue Note (Abandoned Church, Belgium)

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mph seti
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3 months ago (edited)

The differing curvature at the tops of the keys shows this one was played...A lot...in its time.

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Struggle For Pleasure (Abandoned Mansion, France)

Struggle For Pleasure (Abandoned Mansion, France)

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Demongrrrrl
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3 months ago

I bet the rest of the things in that room would be valuable antiques.

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Memory Of A Haunting Melody (Abandoned Bar, Belgium)

Memory Of A Haunting Melody (Abandoned Bar, Belgium)

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Dream Of Love By Franz Liszt (Abandoned Mansion, France)

Dream Of Love By Franz Liszt (Abandoned Mansion, France)

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Melissa Hill
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3 months ago

Oooo those carpets would look great with my italian cabinet from a few photos above.

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