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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Tired (Abandoned Villa, Portugal)

Tired (Abandoned Villa, Portugal)

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Play As A Curtain Raiser (Abandoned Castle, France)

Play As A Curtain Raiser (Abandoned Castle, France)

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The Moment Before The Fall (Abandoned Castle, France)

The Moment Before The Fall (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Termite Blues (Abandoned Castle, France)

Termite Blues (Abandoned Castle, France)

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Tired As Usual (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

Tired As Usual (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

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#7

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

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

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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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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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Piano Solo (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

Piano Solo (Abandoned Villa, Italy)

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Steinberg Variations (Abandoned Templar Farm, France)

Steinberg Variations (Abandoned Templar Farm, France)

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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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#15

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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Preliminary Fantasies (Abandoned Castle, France)

Preliminary Fantasies (Abandoned Castle, France)

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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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The Doctor's Melody (Abandoned Castle, France)

The Doctor's Melody (Abandoned Castle, France)

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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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#23

Struggle For Pleasure (Abandoned Mansion, France)

Struggle For Pleasure (Abandoned Mansion, France)

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#24

Memory Of A Haunting Melody (Abandoned Bar, Belgium)

Memory Of A Haunting Melody (Abandoned Bar, Belgium)

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#25

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

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

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