Surf of the Gulf of Mexico laps at pilings under the decaying Flagship Hotel, Galveston, Texas.
A storm approaches the Galveston Seawall, which was built between 1902 and 1904 as protection from future hurricanes after the devastation brought about from the 1900 hurricane that killed at least 6,000 people on the island.
Clouds above the ferry between Galveston and Point Bolivar, Texas.
The Flagship Hotel, built on a pier extending from Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard out into the Gulf of Mexico, sits damaged and abandoned in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
The Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry prepares to dock in Galveston.
Stilts support and protect a restaurant from the tide and hurricanes in Galveston, Texas.
Concrete supports leading from Seawall Blvd. to the abandoned, hurricane-damaged Flagship Hotel on its pier jutting out from Galveston Island into the Gulf of Mexico.