On the way to our campsite we passed this amusement park built on a pier, Pleasure Pier, which it appears to have just opened this year. I was shooting into the sun, so mostly this is a silhouette. I did get another photo later, so stick around:
Once downtown we were not disappointed, lovely churches. First two photos, believe to be Lutheran churches.
Below, a Catholic church. (Sorry bout the utility pole, it is tough shooting from a moving car in a busy downtown city area.) We had no idea where to park, and felt we did not have the time to find a parking spot so we could walk around. Oh, Galveston, I hope I can visit again sometime and do your beautiful city photo justice.
Large beautifully maintained mansions, some obviously having been transformed to businesses.
A close up of the turret in the home above.
There were some terrific buildings in the downtown business district, I love this, all those ads, I know some of those products! LOL
After driving around for a hour or more, we headed back to to the beach, had dinner, and snagged this photo of the amusement park at dusk:
Before our dinner we also walked on the beach, photos soon. Maybe even a sunset to share - -
*That disclaimer thingy: Pleasure Pier did not ask me to visit, photograph or chat about their amusement park, they did not give me any goodies either for mentioning them in this blog.
** We arrived in the Galveston area on November 16, 2012.