Hi ho everyone! Sebastian here to share one of my odysseys. Well, perhaps odyssey isn’t the correct term. Maybe quest is a better choice. Or pursuit or expedition. Anyhoo . . . I digress.
A few whiles back I learned that my fair city had something called The Raleigh Street Piano Project. Basically, old pianos were acquired (or saved as the case may be), painted in very creative ways and placed in various outside locations for the wanderer to enjoy for a short amount of time.
I wanted to find them all. I talked Ginger and Jay into coming along, although they had to drive themselves because they are much, much, much too gigantic to fit into my mini. (Although I think it would be quite amusing to see them squished together in the back!)
This is the first piano I found.
It was sitting all alone and I thought someone should play us a song. Let’s get something clear here. Ginger doesn’t play. She would say she knows one song, but I don’t think that really counts. I called on someone who actually had some lessons at one time. Not too bad, really.
Then we went in search of another.
We found it here – right on the plaza of the performing arts center.
I thought it was quite colorful.
Since there were a total of six pianos, I thought we could quite easily visit them all. The next one was this one. It was in pretty sad shape but very nicely painted. It was up to me to give it some tender loving care.
Perhaps the brightest one was this one with the big eye.
I liked its restful spot in the park – almost like it belonged there.
Check out the butterflies on this piano near the children's museum.
The quote on the bench reads:
“Change is the end result of all true learning.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
Finally – our sixth and final find in the heart of the city.
I coaxed another tune out of Jay. (Pssst. He doesn’t know too many.)
And that my friends is just one of the adventures I have had lately!
I hope you enjoyed coming along for our ‘search and find’ of Raleigh’s Street Pianos.