The sun rises over the Gulf of Mexico east of Galveston Island, Texas.
A lonely sand bucket on the Galveston Island, Texas beach.
Galveston, Texas’ Historic Pleasure Pier, silhouetted by the sunrise.
A warning sign on a Galveston, Texas beach.
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.
Stilts support and protect Murdoch’s souvenir store 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.