I made it my New Years Resolution to get out and shoot more, I decided the best way to do it was to schedule a monthly shoot “somewhere”. Brad and I decided to go to Galveston and hit up some places that were off the beaten path. We’ve heard of the abandoned Falstaff Brewery; however, we ran across these old abandoned rail cars tucked away near the railroad tracks.
After a little searching we found the location of the rail cars and wow, was it worth the trip. It is a set of passenger cars (3 of them), still connected and parked off the main line on a dead end piece of track. While a lot of the car is beat up, graffiti, or just trashed, there is still some nostalgia hidden away in the cars. If you look really close, you can see the glory days these cars once had.
Even though we got some good shots of the railcars, I can definitely see another trip there to do a styled shoot with a model, and I am already planning it in my head.
Since we had successfully found the railcars, we decided to head on over to the Falstaff Brewery; however, we weren’t even sure if we could get in there to look around. Once we arrived, we were taken aback because it was under construction. Confused, we spoke to some of the construction guys there working. They explained that the old abandoned building was being renovated into something great, then they showed us where the “cool” stuff was we were looking for.
They allowed us to come onsite and showed us the way to some of the abandoned parts of the brewery and let us roam around. We did manage to get some pretty cool shots there and experience some of the unique features of the old brewery as well.
The last stop was to hit the seawall and Pleasure Pier as the sun was going down. If you’ve been following my blog posts, you already know how those shots turned out, if not, keep reading the other posts! #exploretocreate