Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

126 galveston island

On this next card you see an aerial view of the Galveston Island, a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the US.

Deanna, who sent this card, mentioned that Galveston was an important shipping port, and there are still many beautiful houses from the 19th century, just like the Bishop's Palace, that you can see on this card. It was built in 1892 by a cotton merchant and sold to the Church in 1923. Next to it you can see the Sacred Heart Church, they are both some of the most famous examples of Victorian Architecture.

Deanna used to work on Galveston at the Railroad Museum. As she wrote, it had a great collection of rail cards, but the sea air was no good for carbon steel. In 2008 Galveston was severely damaged during the Hurricane Ike, and unfortunately it was not the first time the island was struck by such disaster — it was also destroyed during the Galveston hurricane of 1900, the greatest hurricane in the history of United States.

source: NASA

galveston island

on the Texas Gulf Coast
biggest town
distance travelled

Thank you Deanna!

source: Katharine Shilcutt
source: Galveston.com


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