Friday, June 8, 2012

Galveston, oh the night life . . .



Yep, Galveston is just as interesting by night as it is by day and definitely just as more entertaining!
This past weekend we went out with some friends, had a blast and even stayed up past our bedtime.
But boy it sure is getting harder to fly with those eagles when you've been hootin' with the owls.

The island's night life is a tropical eclectic mix of jazzy blues, and Texas rock and roll with a little
bit o' country, of course. Oh, and the people are just as diverse! You'll find places for romance, clubs for dance, and bars for cigars. And at the Saengerfest Park on The Strand you'll even find free monthly movie and music nights, along with a life size chess set.

We even ran into our buddy Dan T. Chandler, remember him from my post "Chicken Fried Streak and Gravy" ? Well, actually he told me he was going to be there playing again. Long story short, he found me
on facebook, through that post that showed up on his reverbnation page. Amazing how interconnected
technology has allowed us to become, because when we first met I didn't give him my name. I even got
my very own personal serenade of his new song called, "Artists". You all will love this one, and as soon
as I can figure out how to get the video off my phone I will share it with you!


A night in Galveston might go something like this . . .
You might start out with a carriage ride, or watch someone else taking one.


That will probably drive stroll past the Wedding Garden at the Tremont Hotel.



And you'll find art in unexpected places...



". . . irrational need to express oneself through color, shape and brushstrokes." 
That's how I feel about photography, so I would change that last word to light strokes!

Then you might make your way over to The Fisherman's Warf on the water's edge where you are pleasantly surprised there isn't a huge wait. Well, and you're just glad that the people who were sitting there just got called to their table. While you are there, you'll talk and laugh hysterically with your friends and before you know it, the day has turned into night....


Before you leave the restaurant you'll want to get a shot of Elissa's dinghy,
(Elissa is the baroque Tall Ship of Texas) but you will wonder where the ship went.



Then you will find her around the corner where she was part of a fundraising party to help
keep her well maintained and to get her hurricane ready.
And dating back to 1877 I would say she has aged beautifully! 




{ Sharing with Photo Art Friday - Black and White }


And who needs a Harley when you can have a John Deer tractor!




{ Flower Art Friday, Shoot. Edit. Submit }

Have a fabulous weekend!
Love, Kim
XO







photosbyleannePhoto Art Friday 


24 comments:

Lisa said...

I've never been to Galveston, but it looks like there's a lot of fun things to do. I love the shot of the iron benches. And the Flower Art Friday shot is fabulous! Such interesting color in the center of that blossom. Nicely captured.

augcott said...

Looks like a wonderful evening.....I've never been there but now know what to do if/when I get there! :-D

Dotti said...

This sounds like so much fun, Kim! I've never been to Galveston ... I might have to remedy that!

Dotti

Birgitta said...

Great photos and I love your photo art!

Teresa O said...

Your flower art is stunning, the colors subtle yet vivid. Great macro shot. Galvaston looks like a fun place to visit in the evening.

The Artful Diva said...

Have fun in Galveston - love your Flower Art Friday photo!

LeAnne said...

Love the colors in that flower! The purple and the green compliment eachother so nicely. Well done and so glad you linked up with Flower Art Friday!

Sherri B. said...

Galveston looks like a great place to visit. I love your photos...the John Deere "gitter done" one made me laugh! And I agree, your Flower Art Friday photo is lovely...

lisa. said...

I was in Galveston the first time I rode (attempted!!) a mechanical bull. Too much fun, and it is a wonderful city. Love your photos of the city, and you flower is just gorgeous! Beautiful processing.

Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!
xo.

Deanna said...

The one thing we didn't do while I was there was to enjoy the night life. Looks like a great time thru your glorious images.

Ida said...

Such a great series of photos. It's fun to travel through your camera's lens to places I'm bound to never see.
I really liked the photo of the iron benches and also the B/W of the Ship and then that gorgeous flower for FAF, just delightful.

Rosie Leavesnbloom said...

What a place to bring a camera to! Sounds like you had a great time Kim and I love how you turned that ship photo into that postcard.

Gunilla said...

Beautiful pics!

Brenda said...

Kim - what an amazing sense of place you have brought us with your photo essay of a night in Galveston. The night shot of the ship with its lovely lighting is my favorite - and beautifully post-processed as a postcard.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am so pleased to be back enjoying your delightful photography, what an eclectic collection today.

Marvett Smith said...

Love the feel of these images, and love seeing places I've never seen through your lens. Great work!

Kathryn said...

Looks amazing Kim, gorgeous pics.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the great tour, Kim! Your B&W submission to PAF is just stunning. Thanks for sharing your stellar work with Photo Art Friday.

Zena said...

Wonderful shots, beautiful atmosphere

Quasi Serendipita said...

Lovely series. And I really like the B&W.

Liz said...

WOW, Kim!! Gorgeous shots - so much colour. Thanks for the lovely tour of Galveston. Your Shoot Edit Submit image id beautiful.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Beautiful old charm in Galveston, looks really gorgeous place. Beautiful flower shot.

Andrea Dawn said...

Love the benches and your black and white postcard. Great flower shot . . . is that an osteo?

Jeanne said...

This post makes me very anxious to go back to Galveston. Have not been there for quite awhile. Great photos!

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