last piano standing

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    a vertical piano in relevitely good condition stands against a wall at the formally ornate, but now nearly destroyed st joseph byzantine church in cleveland, ohio.



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    1. Jonathon Much 28 months ago | reply

      Thank was a great place to shoot. I too was surprised that the color of the rug was relatively bright for being in an abandoned church.

    2. Sibilus_Basilea 28 months ago | reply

      Great abandoned place and a nice composition.
      Merry christmas.

    3. 95wombat 28 months ago | reply

      Nice image! Great decay here.

    4. israel as i see it 28 months ago | reply

      Great find, very impressive composition & shot, i understand that here music stands again destruction

    5. Jonathon Much 28 months ago | reply

      thanks, even in times of dispair there is music - that is how i like to think about it.

    6. fever hat 28 months ago | reply

      Wow...awesome composition and great perspective.

    7. Bob Gundersen 28 months ago | reply

      This whole series is amazing - someday historians will miss that church. Your pictures of its demise are sad yet fascinating - this one in particular is so as it reminds us of a vibrant human community now gone from the scene

    8. Jonathon Much 28 months ago | reply

      thanks for your comments.

    9. thumpmonkey20 28 months ago | reply

      Love the composition... Great shot. Thanks for sharing.

    10. Gianni.. 24 months ago | reply

      nice shot!!

    11. Lana Richard 18 months ago | reply

      It always kills me that they walk out and leave the piano.

    12. Matt Shiffler Photography 8 months ago | reply

      Lucky you got in there Jonathon! I am beyond jealous. I walked the exterior and everything is boarded up. I've reached out to the active church next door to get access and can't get ahold of anyone

    13. Jonathon Much 8 months ago | reply

      yeah, i loved shooting this place...wish i could go back.

    14. eliaswharton 7 months ago | reply

      I love that the piano stands defiantly contrasting the surrounding decay. Very well chosen shot!

    15. villainesss 2 months ago | reply

      Actually, that piano had to be from the Baptists that bought the property in the 80s and then abandoned it. Musical instruments were/are tabu in the Byzantine rite. My family belonged to that parish. Lana, it kills me that they walked out and left the church to rot like that. What a sin.

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