On a hot Sunday afternoon, I took my 11 year old grandson Erik with me on a photo shoot at Senglemann Hall in Schulenburg, Texas. A short time after we arrived, Erik decided that he wanted in on the shoot so I handed him my backup Nikon, gave him a few quick pointers and sent him on his way to take some photos.
This beautiful old dance hall has bright outside light coming in on one end and a dark area around the stage which makes shooting a well lit photo somewhat of a challenge. However, Erik was up to the task and he took some pretty nice photos which he can certainly be proud of. He did a good job of mixing it up with a variety of natural light and flash shots.
Erik was most proud of the new friends he made. In the short time we were there, he managed to befriend all of the band members, the three bartenders, Sengelmann’s owners and a number of other people.
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On Sunday afternoon I took a quick trip west to see some friends play Cajun music at Sengelmann Hall. Sengelmann’s is a restored 1890’s Texas dance hall, restaurant, saloon, biergarten & bakery in historic downtown Schulenburg, TX. The building has recently been renovated and it is a beautiful sight, inside and out. The atmosphere in the large upstairs dance hall is quite impressive with its original long leaf pine wooden dance floor.
The Evangeline Aces with band leader and Accordionist Cory McCauley, beautiful and talented Lisa McCauley on guitar, famous fiddler Brian Marshall and drummer extraordinaire Chuck Bolin entertained the crowd of dancers with lots of foot stomping old time Cajun music.
Sengelmann Hall has live music ine the dancehall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you need to get away from the big city, this is definitely the place to go.
Sengelmann Hall in Schulenburg, Texas
Cory and Lisa McCauley
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Last Saturday my camera and I traveled to Bremond Texas to take some photos for the Polish Texans Website. Bremond’s annual Polski Dzien or Polish Days celebration starts off with a 5k run and a 1k run for the kids. I always have a lot of fun people watching at these types of events. Here’s a few of the interesting people photos I shot.