One of the most surreal pictures I have seen is this one:
On the Galveston seawall, which kept back the worst parts of the storm surge, Ike sheared in half the plaque on the statue of victims of the 1900 storm who are raising their arms in mourning. The 17-foot seawall was built after 6,000 people died in that turn of the century hurricane, the deadliest storm in U.S. history, the newspaper reported.
the same location on a beautiful May day
the usually calm waves........
We go to Galveston several times a year, we live less than an hours drive away, and I hope that they will be able to restore and rebuild. There are so many beautiful houses and historic buildings, it is so much more than just a popular tourist destination.