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Last summer, I was told that a grand piano had somehow washed up ashore directly under the Brooklyn Bridge. How could that happen? I thought. Was it a joke? I had to see it for myself. So, as I often do with camera at hand, I got on my bicycle to see what people were talking about. I had no idea what to expect.

As I approached from the southern end of Manhattan, where the sun had just risen, I couldn’t quite believe what I was witnessing. Under the massive Brooklyn Bridge, arguably the most iconic location in NYC, I saw from a distance a Grand Piano that appeared washed ashore, sitting perfectly on a small stretch of sand. I parked my bike and jumped the fence!

I was so moved as I sat in the sand and just looked in awe at what appeared to be this living-breathing 3D object in the most unusual setting: A Mason & Hamlin grand piano, looking small in scale under the Brooklyn Bridge with dynamic clouds and the Manhattan Bridge visible in the distance. It looked too perfect — as if it was painted. It would be totally appropriate if one saw this set in a music video or a feature film… it was that charismatic.

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