Man With a (Fake) Piano?

Man with a Piano, Paris, Nichole Robertson

Man with a Piano, Paris, Nichole Robertson

Man with a Piano, Paris, Nichole Robertson

Man with a Piano, Paris, Nichole Robertson

Man with a Piano, Paris, Nichole Robertson

The Pont Saint-Louis is no stranger to entertainers. From a lone guitarist to jazz bands, there is usually something or someone to listen to should you want a place to pause and polish off your ice cream.

A few days ago, we were on our way back to our apartment and this gentleman was setting up for a show. Or so we thought. For the next ten minutes, he rolled the piano back and forth over the bridge, would pause, pose and start rolling again. He would sometimes stop and situate himself on the chair, position his fingers for playing, then jump up and move the piano ten to fifteen feet and do it again.

I looked around for a photographer or videographer, figuring perhaps it was a photo shoot. None in sight. So this goes on for about ten minutes. He never played, he never stopped moving and fidgeting.

Then after about the twentieth reposition, he picked up the (then clear to me) fake piano and carried it down to the Seine.

Okay.

6 Comments

  1. ElleSee
    April 13, 2013

    Interesting. Maybe he just couldn’t find the perfect place to sit down an play — couldn’t get comfortable. I love his fake piano, though.

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  2. catie
    April 13, 2013

    thank heaven he had the good sense to match his glasses to his {fake} piano.

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    • layla
      April 13, 2013

      fake glasses >3

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    • Nichole
      April 13, 2013

      I had the same thought! ;)

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  3. Ry Pepper // Arts & Dafts
    April 22, 2013

    Hey! I wonder if he was doing John Cage’s 4’33″! It consists of the pianist going to the piano, and not hitting any keys for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. I learned about it in college and it’s boggled my mind from time to time since then. Would be neat if that’s what this guy was doing.

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  4. susan
    May 6, 2013

    so peculiar…ha!

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