Monday, July 05, 2010

Galveston weekend

Even though it's been a travel heavy month for us (especially for Matt), we thought we should do something for the long, holiday weekend. We thought a day trip would be perfect. So, Saturday, we headed off to Galveston Island, despite the possibility of storms. We thought even in the rain, wandering the island's historic district would be a fun getaway.

Not only did it not rain, but the day trip was well worth it.

All of the historic homes, some of which survived the 1900 hurricane, were a wonder to photograph.

Especially the details.

There were plenty of homes in disrepair, possibly stemming from Hurricane Ike damage. They were kind of sad to see, but wonderfully photogenic.

Matt took some photos of these old and dilapidated shutters.

I love the detail he was able to capture. It's not that he's a better photographer. It's simply that he's taller than me...

We also saw some awesome plants I couldn't resist capturing.

Especially this sad sunflower. Why so sad?

Of course, there were plenty of doors and windows I found particularly irresistible. I loved the look of this old garage. Very Americana.

And in the midst of all of this history, a very modern, geometrically sleek building sat in the middle of downtown.

This house was my favorite. It's called the Bishop's Palace and was built in the late 19th century. Very cool.

And we couldn't go all the way to Galveston without spending a little bit of time at the beach, right?

The tide was quite high and the wind was harsh, and the gulf waters aren't all that beautiful, but good times were had.


  1. Wow! I've never seen Galveston looking so good! Those are awesome pics!

  2. Texas has the coolest places, ever!!! Love these photos!

    Love the new website look, too :)

  3. Gorgeous pictures! I love the shutter ones and the plants and the gulls.