Saturday, October 9, 2004

The Lofts Tour and Art Walk

Today Ron (who is my accompanist for the college choir) called me and asked if I wanted to join him on the Lofts Tour in the downtown Strand District.

I met him at the Trinity Episcopal Church where he is the music director and organist.
It is an amazing looking church.

The church was build in 1857 and is one of the two oldest churches in Galveston.
The 69-rank Austin organ sounds incredible, especially with Ron playing. The organ has a large dynamic range and has 4,086 pipes.

We then went on the Loft Tour. This is when people open their homes on the history downtown in Galveston so people can explore people homes see the variety between each of the lofts. They were all unique. Some lofts had hardly any closets. One was like a big room with an inside balcony. On the balcony is the bedroom and TV room. In many of the lofts you can see pipes on the ceiling going though the loft. They were all interesting to see but I personally would not want to live in any of them. I am fine living were I am now.

We did not get to see all of them before it ended so we will come see the rest tomorrow. So we then went to the art walk. This is also in downtown Galveston. It is where galleries stay open late to present new art work. Galleries also provide free food and drinks. I liked some of the art. They inspired me to start composing some new pieces.

We then ate at the Mosquito Cafe (I know, what a name). Ron knows the owner and he recommended the Macaroni and cheese. This was not your Kraft special. Everything on the plate was fresh. It was very good. It came with vegetables which also tasted good.

Posted by Eric at October 9, 2004 11:02 PM