The street piano movement, around since 2008 in other world capitals, made its way to Paris this summer. The idea is to place second-hand pianos in public places so that passersby can stop to play them--between 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Of course. This one is in the Jardin des Plantes and will remain there until July 8 when the 40 pianos installed around Paris will be packed up and lent to local organisations--until next year when they will again be installed outdoors. The pianos have all been decorated in varying degrees by local artists, and are played as well by the public to the same extents. Lots of fun for mélomanes.
Vocabulary en libre accès: free access au coin de la rue: at the street corner un passant: a passerby une, un mélomane: a music lover