Silent piano

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 21 November 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This degraded player piano was left in a narrow hall between the front entrance and the kitchen area. In my first visit to this house, I set up my tripod poorly and clipped the nearest foot of the piano. So I went back and took this shot.

SONY SLT-A77V 2 seconds F/9.0 ISO 400 19 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at It is gone now.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ancien piano et vue quel rendu et iamge superbe avec les objets au sol.

21 Nov 2016 5:58am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Une triste vision. )

21 Nov 2016 6:14am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un ancien piano qui ferait peut-être le bonheur de bien des gens

21 Nov 2016 7:58am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great image of the piano and superb composition . It is distressing to see quite degraded like that.

21 Nov 2016 10:23am

jean pierre a from France

dommage de l'avoir laissé se dégrader!! amitiés

21 Nov 2016 12:20pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks like Jerry Lee Lewis might have had a foot stomping time here :)

21 Nov 2016 12:22pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Nice subject even though it's all in a sorry state.

21 Nov 2016 12:23pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very impressive. I would like to image the sound of the piano...

21 Nov 2016 12:44pm

Frances from Boston, United States

Outstanding image! The details and decay combined create great atmosphere.

21 Nov 2016 1:22pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!!! Notes gone awry...melodies gone with the winds..
How sad this is :)

21 Nov 2016 3:37pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This is a mystery. Not only do they abandon a piano (several pianos from what I see in their pictures)... Not only do they abandon a piano, but it also moves inside the house. ?!?!?!??

This image is sadder than the previous one. And it is very well taken.

21 Nov 2016 3:39pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this old piano. I guess it's easy to guess why it was left. It's a huge, heavy piano.

21 Nov 2016 4:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How majestic it must have been in it's day! The surrounding area really adds to the whole image.

21 Nov 2016 6:00pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran


21 Nov 2016 6:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your low PoV creates a grand presence for this piano in this room.

21 Nov 2016 7:34pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Me think's it may need tuning.

21 Nov 2016 8:54pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so cool.

22 Nov 2016 12:15am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

It makes me feel sad.

22 Nov 2016 3:23am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

These photos make me sad.

22 Nov 2016 12:14pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


22 Nov 2016 3:22pm