Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Pianos and Organs

What a shame these beautiful instruments were left to rot. Elephantine, gargantuan behemoths of the music realm, they were just too cumbersome to move.

Abandoned ornate organ in poor old Bessingham Manornear to Bessingham, Norfolk, Great Britain. Geograph.org.uk

Abandoned ornate organ in poor old Bessingham Manornear to Bessingham, Norfolk, Great Britain. Geograph.org.uk

Sadly neglected piano in Vastmanland, Sweden. Photo by Alex Eflon on Flickr.

Sadly neglected piano in Vastmanland, Sweden. Photo by Alex Eflon on Flickr.

Through the old church window birds form Llanllawer church's only congregation now. The organ, which is an American 'Thomas', has been left abandoned. Near to Llanychaer, Pembrokeshire-Sir Benfro, Great Britain.  By Ceridwen on Geograph.org.uk.

Through the old church window birds form Llanllawer church’s only congregation now. The organ, which is an American ‘Thomas’, has been left abandoned. Near to Llanychaer, Pembrokeshire-Sir Benfro, Great Britain. By Ceridwen on Geograph.org.uk.

Located in Maryland. Taken inside the front door of  "Piano House" by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Located in Maryland. Taken inside the front door of “Piano House” by Forsaken Fotos on Flickr.

Organ console in All Souls' Church, Haley Hill, Halifax, England. By Tim Green on Flickr.

Organ console in All Souls’ Church, Haley Hill, Halifax, England. By Tim Green on Flickr.

Detroit, Michigan by Rick Harris on Flickr.

Detroit, Michigan by Rick Harris on Flickr.

This is a gorgeous piece of master craftsmanship going to waste. So sad. Abandoned in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Angela Anderson-Cobb on Flickr.

This is a gorgeous piece of master craftsmanship going to waste. So sad. Abandoned in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Angela Anderson-Cobb on Flickr.

Grand piano on the main stage of a theater--music school; ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl. By Timm Suess on Flickr.

Grand piano on the main stage of a theater–music school; ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl. By Timm Suess on Flickr.

The main stage of a theater--music school; ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl. By Timm Suess on Flickr.

The main stage of a theater–music school; ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl. By Timm Suess on Flickr.

Someone must be afraid this decrepit upright piano might take off for parts unknown. Landgoed de Horst, Gelderland, Netherlands. Photo by Appletaart on Flickr. Photo by Appeltaart on Flickr.

Someone must be afraid this decrepit upright piano might take off for parts unknown. Landgoed de Horst, Gelderland, Netherlands. Photo by Appletaart on Flickr.

Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland by Leon Von Gaul on Flickr.

Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland by Leon Von Gaul on Flickr.

Forgotten organ in St. Kevins, Cork, Ireland. By Skin-UBX on Flickr.

Forgotten organ in St. Kevins, Cork, Ireland. By Skin-UBX on Flickr.

Decaying church piano in Hillborough, North Carolina. Photo by David Mello on Flickr.

Decaying church piano in Hillborough, North Carolina. Photo by David Mello on Flickr.

For lack of a pianist in San Francisco, California by Orin Zebest on Flickr.

For lack of a pianist in San Francisco, California by Orin Zebest on Flickr.

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