Once you could find wooden pianos in use just about anywhere, but not so much nowadays. Baby grands, little spinets, and the upright have been replaced by much smaller, lighter, and fully-featured digital instruments. These days, some keyboard facsimiles are even playable on a simple tablet screen.
What becomes of those bulky and very heavy acoustic pianos which are so hard to dispose of? If they aren’t gathering dust in the living room unused, many times these instruments are abandoned somewhere or simply left behind when a family moves.
Sometimes pianos are left out outside in some out of the way place using the time tested dump-and-run technique. Over time sitting outside in the weather, the veneer begins to peel, brown wood goes gray, and a white keyboard can be like bleaching white bones as the whole thing splits apart.
It is then the old, fully manually created music dies, one piano at a time. In reality, music hasn’t died in one day as rumored.
There’s something unusual about this gallery I should mention. This collection of piano pictures wasn’t really pursued, I gathered them as they were found in my travels. For some reason, they ended up in my path merely by happenstance and certainly more often than expected.
I hope you enjoy this little favorite niche effort of mine. All the images are available on paper, canvas, or metal with free shipping. ~Andy