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Two strangers & one piano in a Paris train station

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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 01:24 AM
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Awesome video taken of one traveler casually playing a piano while waiting for his train only to be joined by another and together create some beautiful music for their audience. You might recognize the music, post it if you do!

What a piano is doing in the middle of a Paris train station I do not know. I guess because France?
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 01:37 AM
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Nice find swill. Vive la france



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 02:48 AM
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 04:12 AM
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That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 05:03 AM
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That was very cool.

And I always say... nobody sits round and plays the Old Joanna any more.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 05:16 AM
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That is beautiful !

And about a free piano on a train station, there is one also on the train station of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I travel sometimes trough that station and more then often someone is playing it.

Thats how our world should be.

Side note: Unfortunately I can't play, but do enjoy it!
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 05:28 AM
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Totally awesome. Star and Flag and all that jazz.

I also wondered why a piano is just laying(lying?) about in a train station but then remembered that here in Las Vegas, in a back hallway to a casino, there was a baby grand just sitting there and a guy was playing Journey's Don't Stop Believing so maybe it's not that strange. Then again, we don't have train stations here either so what do I know.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 09:24 AM
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Every major train station in Paris has its own “À vous de jouer” piano (it literally means: it’s your turn to play): Saint-Lazare, Montparnasse, Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. The pianos are located near the Transilien (suburban train network) platforms (upper levels), and not at the metro or RER underground levels.
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In 2013, a very cool initiative was taken by the SNCF train company (in Paris train stations, but also in other French stations, and I also saw one in Amsterdam during the Spotters weekend!): a piano was installed in the public area where the travellers wait, and it’s accessible to whoever wants to practise.

Local Blog

Very cool!
Thanks!

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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: EternalFire

Looked that song up and I don't know if I agree. The song they're playing reminds of me of the song from Braveheart, although they've added they're own touch to it.


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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Beautiful!

Nice find.



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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omg, I love this, thanks so much for posting, so glad I didnt miss this!
These are the things in the world that I focus on


They are playing "Una Mattina" from Ludovico Einaudi.
its from the movie "Intouchables"

Great movie, can only recommend it!



And I love listening to Einaudi too, just awesome!



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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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G,day mate
thankyou for posting
i enjoyed listening very much
have always enjoyed listening to and watching people play the piano
we call them a goanna down here
in fact have a 115 year plus german goanna in the lounge room ornate carvings and brass candle holders
alas i do not play the thing
but the hand brake, ball and chain, anchor, she who thinks she must be obeyed used to many years ago
maybe i should have a go hmm
anyway thankyou once again
have a good one




posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: justbe

G,day mate
thankyou for the info
i intend to look up the artist and movie






posted on Dec, 21 2015 @ 12:57 AM
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Beautiful and a breath of fresh air from all the doom and gloom. Thank you!



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: pronto
a reply to: Swills

G,day mate
thankyou for posting
i enjoyed listening very much
have always enjoyed listening to and watching people play the piano
we call them a goanna down here
in fact have a 115 year plus german goanna in the lounge room ornate carvings and brass candle holders
alas i do not play the thing
but the hand brake, ball and chain, anchor, she who thinks she must be obeyed used to many years ago
maybe i should have a go hmm
anyway thankyou once again
have a good one



LOL That's a pretty funny way to say, Mrs. Pronto.



posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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I saw a video about two strangers sharing once. It was not a piano though, it was a cup.




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posted on Dec, 30 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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OMG it's the music from Braveheart. I cried so much during that movie. It was just awesome.



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