Island Gossip

Winter Surfers

Winter Surfers

Some cool shots of winter surfers in the fog in Galveston, TX. There's just something about what the fog to the feel of a photo that can make it really cool. 

Free parking redistributed along Seawall Boulevard Galveston, TX – May 28, 2020 –

Free parking redistributed along Seawall Boulevard Galveston, TX – May 28, 2020 –

Free parking redistributed along Seawall Boulevard Galveston, TX – May 28, 2020 –  Seawall Boulevard to redistribute the spaces. The City installed new signs, changed previous signage, and repainted the street as necessary to mark the free spaces. The new free parking zones are located on the north side of Seawall Blvd. in the following areas: between 12th and 19th streets, 33rd and 39th streets, 53rd and 61st streets, and 85th to the 9100 block of Seawall. There are about 220 free parking spaces, or about 10 percent of the total number of spaces on the Seawall.

The Hotel Galvez & Spa & it's ghostly history

The Hotel Galvez & Spa & it's ghostly history

The Hotel Galvez is a historic hotel located in Galveston, Texas that opened in 1911. The building was named the Galvez, honoring Bernardo de Gálvez, 1st Viscount of Galveston, for whom the city was named. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 4, 1979.
Watch this video to learn more about the hotel and its ghostly history.

25th Street pier

25th Street pier

A few shots from under the pier at 25th and Seawall Blvd.

The Pleasure Pier 25th & Seawall

The Pleasure Pier 25th & Seawall

The Pleasure Pier has a long history on the island. The original Pleasure Pier was constructed in the 1940s.