A Hawaiian-shirted gentleman rides a bike along a pier in Galveston, Texas.
Galveston, Texas’ Historic Pleasure Pier, silhouetted by the sunrise.
A warning sign on a Galveston, Texas beach.
Waves lap at the base of the historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas.
Graffiti on a piece of the crumbled, Hurricane Ike-damaged pier that supports the abandoned Flagship Hotel in Galveston, Texas.
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.