Galveston Texas

January 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Urban Decay - Galveston TexasUrban Decay - Galveston Texas

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Galveston, Texas is a city with a very colorful past. Once known as “Sin City” because of it’s long history of gambling and prostitution.  With the crack down by police in the late 40’s and 50’s, Galveston lost this name to Las Vegas.  Galveston was once known as the Wall Street of the West.  It counted many very wealthy citizens.  Galveston has always been prone to the threat of hurricanes.  The most famous being the hurricane of 1900 in which an estimated 6000 to 8000 resident lost their lives.  As a protection from future hurricane damage Galveston built “The Seawall”.  For many months train loads of dirt were brought in to backfill the seawall and raise to height of the island. A large percentage of historic Galveston has been preserved and can be enjoyed today.  One can enjoy a day visiting “The Strand”, still considered the heart of the city, with it’s historic buildings offering shopping, cafes, nightlife, carriage rides.  The city is also rich in Victorian “Jewels” such as the Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa and many others.  There is something for everyone in Galveston. Although Galveston is a Very diverse town there is an underlying problem - the inner structure is decaying. As These photograph speak for their self, all in all Galveston has survived a lot of storms and a lot of problems and has endured quite remarkably!

 

 

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