Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Galveston - Architecture and Heritage

Galveston is an old town and as such there are several buildings that date back a few hundred years. Of course these are vehemently protected and guarded against demolition by legislation and public initiatives. A good phenomenon of course preserving history is important. Then there are modern buildings sporting concrete and glitzy signs. Here are few pictures of buildings I felt were interesting...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Galveston Tree Sculptures

I know it has been like forever since I last blogged... but well life happens and nothing matters at that point in time. I am three weeks from finishing up school and it has been kicking my a*# so here I am back blogging for therapy and trying to catch up on the pictures I hadn't posted of my previous trip to Galveston.

Couple of years ago when Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, it created quite a devastation in the island. Many of the older trees were destroyed, either broken or uprooted. The city of Galveston bounced back and decided to convert these broken stumps of wood into artworks. They commissioned artists to work on converting them into sculptures. Here are some of the creations...