You Never Know Who You Might Run Into (or in this case what)


Mr. N and I have seen lots and lots of weird things on our walks. Living in Portland, it’s part of the territory. We’ve run into people from the Easter Bunny crawl (people dress up as bunnies and bar hop), a couple that regularly walks around with giant puppets, and giant beer bottle mascots napping in the grass.

A few days ago, we were walking in a park that we haven’t been to in a while and stumbled across a piano. What is a lone piano doing in a park by itself you may ask.

The piano is part of Piano! Push Play!, an organization that rescues old pianos, teams up with artists to decorate them and puts them in public spaces during the summer for people to play. After the summer, the pianos get donated to community centers and schools.

This particular piano is in Cathedral Park and dubbed the Scarlatti. It was decorated by Mette Hornung Rankin. Definitely one of the coolest things we’ve seen on one of our walks.

Have you run into any cool or weird or interesting things while out on a walk?




25 Responses

  1. Groovy Goldendoodles

    July 10, 2015 2:54 pm

    That's incredible, and the fact that you were able to walk right up to it, pose and take a photo makes it amazing. Here in the DC area, it would have been encased in glass, roped off and guarded by security LOL

  2. Fiona King

    July 10, 2015 5:05 pm

    Nothing so interesting as a splendid piano. We find the odd back scratcher so I roll around and have a nice scratch until Mum says, 'Muffy no! That is a dead Mole!'
    Muffin x

  3. Janet Keefe

    July 10, 2015 7:24 pm

    We've never seen anything that cool on a walk (or even weird or very interesting)! Do they cover them up at night so they don't get wet if it rains?
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. Beth

    July 11, 2015 1:04 am

    What a cool piano! The bunny crawl sounds hysterical–but Barley probably wouldn't agree; we once saw Lake Effect Louie (a person dressed up as a snowman) on his way to the Winterfest parade and Barley couldn't not figure that one out 🙂 Mr. N looks like quite the maestro in this picture–hope he played you something beautiful!

  5. MattieDog

    July 11, 2015 1:18 am

    What a totally great idea! I hope you, and your human, played the piano!! Thanks for sharing this – I had no idea, and it looks like fun!

  6. K9s OverCoffee

    July 11, 2015 1:06 pm

    That is such a neat idea!! Mr. N looks like quite the professional piano player 😉
    We've taken a walk through an art park in Raleigh, NC last year, which is essentially the outdoor art portion of the NC Museum of Art. They have several nifty art installations along the walk!


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