The other day, I enjoyed a 3 mile, solo walk along the Sea Wall the other day. Steve dropped me off to snap some photos while he shopped with the kids, and picked me up when he was done.
This area has gone through many transformations over the years, beginning with the 1900 hurricane that devastated the island, killing over 6000, people and causing the building of the seawall. After Hurricane Ike in 2008, and more damage, the Seawall of Galveston has been rejuvenated and continues to be built up again.
|Opened in Summer of 2012 on the site where the original Pleasure Pier stood, built in 1943 |
and destroyed during Hurricane Carla in 1961.
|Pleasure Pier at 25th Street and Seawall.|
|New benches with a new Pleasure Pier. Tiles designed by local school children.|
|Galveston history and biology combined with places to rest.|
|A walk out on the breakwater.|
|The Laughing Gull|
|Fort Crockett, just west of 45th Street|
|Dolphin Sculpture on Seawall|
In 1955, the post was considered surplus and began to be dismantled.
1900 Storm MemorialErected in 2000, this bronze statue sculpted by David Moore is in memory of the over 6000 Galvestonians killed in the 1900 Hurricane.