The Unassembled #13945

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The Story

This is a large unused high school auditorium with a high sky-blue ceiling, an empty field of seats, and one lone grand piano in residence waiting for two friendly hands to come play once again. The school was built in 1917 with the grand piano being bought brand new for it, and hasn’t moved from the building since. It is in the same rough and dusty condition as the room with balconies it lives in, and is unplayable nowadays with a few missing keys and an old age case of wobbly wooden legs. This shot was taken from the auditorium stage, the view every high school actor has seen. This eastern Pennsylvania school is in anthracite coal country and closed in 1980, never to be used in education again. It is now being attempted to re-purpose it as a general community center and it’s been slow going in an economically depressed area, but at least it isn’t a hollowed out and ransacked shell thanks to some people who care and try. Monthly Newsletter sign up at Dierks Photo on Facebook…

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