I went to Seattle Center tonight to see the lights, and to hear some music. There is music almost every day at Seattle Center during Winterfest. And it was raining today, so I wanted to be inside most of the time. But first I stopped to take a picture of the Space Needle sans fog. Not a good picture, but maybe interesting. I will have to try again when it’s not raining.
So, inside tonight they had students from Cornish College of the
Arts playing chamber music. Admission is free. The only complaint I have is that they schedule these things for 5PM on a weeknight, so they are poorly attended. Probably only the student’s family and friends were there. Which is too bad, because they really were good.
Besides the music, one of the big attractions is the train layout, and the train. It’s a big O scale train with an elaborate layout depicting a “19th century village” according to the literature. But, ahem, there is a small plane flying over it. Well, with Boeing in town, what do you expect? It also has two ice ponds that skaters dance on, and a carousel that works, and which resembles the carousel outside the ice rink a lot.
And of course, there has to be a Christmas tree, and a snow-globe or two. And a board where you can pick a card to buy a gift for someone in need. Not this year, *sigh*.