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Christmas Piano Pictures
#2195464 12/10/13 08:29 AM
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Hi all,

It is snowing here in Philadelphia and I am feeling the Christmas spirit. I know we did this before, but it is the perfect day (at least for me) to see some Christmas piano pictures!

I will start this one off with an early 20th Century Cunningham upright - ready for a carol sing and hot cocoa.

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Rich Galassini #2195469 12/10/13 08:46 AM
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What a beautiful photo. That old Cunningham is looking very handsome back there.

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What a perfect picture for the month of December in the Piano World wall calendar 2015!

Definitely, there is something unique and special in vintage pianos.

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Rich Galassini #2195502 12/10/13 10:57 AM
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Speaking of vintage uprights, is there a special name for the kind of woodwork(the raised design) on that piano above the music desk? It seems to be quite common on older uprights but almost never seen on contemporary pianos. Is the design carved separately and then glued to the piano?

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Those are invariably applied ornaments. Some were carved by hand, some by machine, and some were molded from sawdust and glue.


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Great idea! It has been soooo cold here lately that I hope this Christmas tree with it's lights warms you up like it does me! Stay warm! Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas!

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GREAT picture, Diane! I used to sit for hours and play Christmas carols in our living room that looked much like this one - takes me back, for sure. Merry Christmas to all of you and those you love.


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Rich Galassini #2195644 12/10/13 04:36 PM
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Beautiful photos!


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Doesn't look much different than last year, but here's my living room:
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Rich Galassini #2195929 12/11/13 08:04 AM
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Love your tree and village Paul!

Love the other photos too, as well as those from last year.

where's the link?


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This is wonderful! I have to place the Christmas tree next to my piano :-)


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This is what the top of the Estonia looks like for Christmas:

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Rich Galassini #2196125 12/11/13 02:38 PM
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Nice pictures!
@Diana, I like the 6 pointed stars, is that the diafragma of the lens or just a photoshop effect?

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Originally Posted by wimpiano
Nice pictures!
@Diana, I like the 6 pointed stars, is that the diafragma of the lens or just a photoshop effect?

Oh my, no star other than the "star" that lead the kings to find this Christ Child that was prophesied in the Holy Bible!

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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Hi all,

It is snowing here in Philadelphia and I am feeling the Christmas spirit. I know we did this before, but it is the perfect day (at least for me) to see some Christmas piano pictures!

I will start this one off with an early 20th Century Cunningham upright - ready for a carol sing and hot cocoa.

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A joyous holiday season to all!

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Originally Posted by wimpiano
Nice pictures!
@Diana, I like the 6 pointed stars, is that the diafragma of the lens or just a photoshop effect?

Okay, I just looked up "diafragma lens" and I see it's a camera focus. Oops! I apologize for miss read your question.

Anyways, I didn't actually take the picture. I just got it off the internet cause I thought it looked so pretty!

I will take a picture of my piano and my Christmas tree tonight. I am such a fan of Christmas lights. So here's another picture. I just enjoy lights sooooooo much!

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The Estonia decorated for Christmas

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The 1895 Estey in the foyer
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The music shelf (running above the windows, with the collection of instruments) decorated for Christmas

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And as you can see, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside too :-) (that's snow curling around under the roof overhang).

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We had a little music/Christmas party. My wife got these little composer busts and dressed them up. Mozart obviously didn't like my playing - he's wearing earmuffs!

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No piano, but Ive a few arty Christmassy photos

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