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Old Posted Sep 3, 2008, 5:23 PM
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A True Southern Treasure.... GALVESTON

I love Galveston, and come here every chance I get. The city really has its own strange feel that is uncharacteristic of anywhere else in Texas. The island is on a true city grid, even in the residential neighborhoods. Most of the city's downtown was built during the Victorian era, and the general character feels much more like a "mini New Orleans" than anything directly associated with Texas. I tried to cover more than just the Strand, but left a lot to still be seen. Hope you enjoy.




The water is looking better and better each time I visit. Texas has become serious about cleaning up the Gulf.








This is the city's newest condo development, recently completed on East Beach. More are to follow.










And now... the good and not so always good... Galveston neighborhood tour!










As I mentioned before, every street in Galveston is gridded with back alleyways. Eventhough your standard single family homes are here today, you just have to close your eyes and imagine what it would have looked like 110 years ago. Such great infrastructure for a southern/southwestern city.


New home construction (and IMO SMART home construction)










Best restaurant name EVER





Now for the developers out there... check out these potential goldmines!!






Let's cross Broadway Ave. and tour the Galveston Historic District






















wow... compare these to the single shotgun from earlier... what a difference a little TLC makes!






Bishop's Palace













Downtown. For a Labor Day weekend, it was quite empty (probably due to Hurricane Gustav). Oh well... less people to get in my way!







nice to see that it's still around... unlike certain bulldozer-happy cities (who shall remain nameless)


















All this amazing historic architecture in this town, and you choose to live HERE????














no streetcars today, just the busses



































And to conclude our tour... The Strand





































That's enough for today

Last edited by urbanactivist; Sep 3, 2008 at 6:08 PM.
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