July 26, 2012

"Sing us a song, you're the piano man...


Sing us a song tonight.
Well we're all in the mood for a melody,
and you've got us feelin' alright."

--Billy Joel (Piano Man)



"Piano Man"
Denver, Colorado


I ALMOST could believe I was in a live episode of "Glee" while strolling down the 16th Street pedestrian mall in Denver.  How cool is this!!!???!!!  Old piano's, painted with various artworks, wheeled out and placed randomly up and down the mall.  Free for people to plop themselves down and pretend they are Liberace Billy Joel.  




Oh to have the talent AND self-confidence to just sit down in public to perform.  And oh how nice to stroll this street in Denver, take photos, shop, AND listen to live music all at the same time.






If tickling the ivories isn't your forte'...perhaps a more cerebral game of chess amidst the sweet sounds of the piano keys, and sunshine?



"Searching for Bobby Fischer"
Denver, Colorado


Maybe strolling and gazing at that beautiful blue Denver sky to the strains of a melody is more up your alley?




And it's ALWAYS fun to shop with a live musical score accompaniment...




...not to mention eat in an outdoor cafe'




BUT, I can honestly say I've NEVER had my boots shined with the strains of "Piano Man" playing in the background, chess players calculating their moves, people shopping for chapeaus, supping on delicacies, all under the bluest sky I've ever seen!




Only in DENVER!!!!!


--Kathy



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18 comments:

  1. Captures the atmosphere perfectly...and makes one want to journey westward!

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  2. Wonderful snapshot moments of your time in Denver...it catches the mood perfectly!

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  3. Oh gosh, I'd love to visit there. Gorgeous shots!

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  4. I love love love that song! Denver sounds like such a fun city!!

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  5. these are great, such great snippets of your trip!!

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  6. You sure make Denver look and sound attractive!

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  7. I've read about this wonderful Denver tradition of rolling out the pianos and people sitting down to tap out a tune. This is something I'd love to do just for sh--s and giggles. My son moved to the mountains of Colorado and when I visit, Denver is on my must-see list. You've created a wonderful storyboard of the Mile High City.

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  8. Wow, that sounded like fun.......thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great images! I popped in from the blog hop hosted by Katherines Corner.

    I'm hosting a photography challenge for the month of August, if you are interested. Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks like a very fun place to walk! Love those pianos, but sadly would be limited to chopsticks... Great photo op though. Hope you have a wonderful upcoming trip!!

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  11. I saw on the news about those pianos. They're all over the US. Love your post... I hope u never get tired if me saying that!

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  12. Such great photos. I would love to listen to the piano while taking in all the lovely sites..

    Hugs~

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  13. What a great community idea to have the pianos on the sidewalks - it must provide a lovely atmosphere. You sound like you enjoyed the whole scene.

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  14. Love all these shots! Those pianos are so cool! Love the Piano Man too (that's the best song ever)!

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  15. Great pictures. So many different topics but all interesting.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. Kathy you know how you visit some people's blogs and it makes you want to bake something or eat something? Yours makes we want to take pictures ;-)

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