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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

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by layla

fake glasses >3

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by catie

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

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by ElleSee

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.

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by susan

so peculiar…ha!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Ry Pepper // Arts & Dafts

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.

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Nichole

I had the same thought! ;)

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