Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remember those that are still rebuilding

Lighthouse at Bolivar Peninsula (built in 1872 - retired in 1933) has made it through many a storm including Hurricane Ike - 9/13/09. (The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States. Read more at Wikipedia.)

This photo taken on a street just off "The Strand" in Galveston.

Photos taken on 5/20/09 on our day trip through Bolivar Island, Galveston and points beyond.

SkyWatch Friday photos.

14 comments:

3c said...

Despite their real locations, the lighthouse looks oriental and the row of houses could be in England!

YayaOrchid said...

I really like that area of the Gulf. Beautiful homes and lovely beaches. But somehow prone to hurricanes.

Texas Travelers said...

Bolivar Peninsula is one of our favorite places in the US. I posted on Bolivar today also.
We love birding along the coast.

Troy and Martha
Ft. Worth

lazyclick said...

Beautiful shots. Very nice location.

Jane said...

I love lighthouses, and I love those little "Gulf Coast" style cottages beside this one and the palm tree too:) thanks for sharing with us.

bobbie said...

One of my all-time favorite subjects - Lighthouses! Lovely

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful image. Hope they finish the rebuilding soon

Gaelyn said...

And the houses on stills made it too? That's a lot of water. Excellent captures.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amazing the lighthose is still standing after all these years. Ike is the hurricane everybody forgot about, except those affected.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scene and photos. I also love lighthouses.

J Bar said...

Great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

D Herrod said...

So pretty. Yet another reason to love our great state.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. Amazed by the amount of time the lighthouse has been intact in the face of storms.

Pearl Maple said...

Having lived through the no name storm and a few other heavy duty hurricanes on the east coast can appreciate how much they hurt.

Lovely photos to share with Sky Watch Friday fans.