Downtown

Offerring at SAM - Not a Gauguin

Downtown, from Petula Clark

When you’re alone
And life is making you lonely,
You can always go downtown
When you’ve got worries,
All the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtownJust listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, no finer place for sure,
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you.

So today we spent the day downtown.

Started with the Seattle Art Museum. They have a Gauguin exhibit. It was really nice. I think it helped that I actually read some detailed information on-line yesterday, so I was able to go in with a bit more knowledge than I would have had otherwise. I found myself noticing his technique, and directionality of brush strokes, or lines at least.

Next on tap was some lunch. The Guaymas Cantina on the Harbor Steps was our destination of choice. Carl had a burrito that looked delicious, and I had the taco soup. Really good. I would get the soup again in a heartbeat, but probably the cup instead of the bowl.  Quick service too, which helped because we were on a bit of a schedule.

Our final scheduled destination was Benaroya Hall for the Seattle Women’s Chorus show. It focused on love stories, having chorus members tell how they ended up with their mates. (at least a few of the stories) This all tied in with the recently passed law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington, signed into law by the Governor on Valentines Day. The two openly gay Washington legislators were in the audience, and made a pitch to talk to anybody and everybody about voting in the November election, when the law will inevitably be on trial. It was actually quite moving, and about damn time!

Then it was time to go back out into the elements, and catch a bus.
We had considered walking downtown and back, but in the end the blustery day that it was made the bus a better choice. Walking in the elements isn’t really a huge problem, but we wanted to look like something better that what the cat dragged in.

One Response to “Downtown”

  1. jane Says:

    I love that song!

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