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stillroom Celebrating after #afterthestormOpera with libretto by my brilliant sister @stephaniefleischmann . Note the Hurricane Ike high water mark below the cheese wedge. #pressboxbar #Galveston #hurricaneike #highwatermark #saltybartendercheapdrinks 1w

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susdeb Galveston, TX 5/8/16 - After Hurricane Ike wiped out the trees - people turned the remains into art! #galveston #hurricaneike #natureart #boi 2w

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ricusmortis I took a break from posting my roadtrip pics because I've been out climbing mountains and starting a blog. More on that to come. Back to the epic road trip. We left off in Galveston... Another historic Galveston pier that has withstood the test of time and the elements is the 25th Street Pier. It is seen here from the breezeway of Murdoch's Bathhouse. Again, Texas law prohibits new piers from being built so this one has undergone several changes over the decades.

It was originally constructed during WWII as a pleasure pier for soldiers on leave and returning from the War. It served as a tourist attraction until Hurricane Carla completely destroyed it in 1961 (along with Murdoch's). In 1965, the seven story 220 room Flagship Hotel opened, built directly on the pier. It was the first hotel in the USA built completely over water. It remained there until 2008 when Hurricane Ike damaged it beyond repair. The pier was acquired by another owner and in 2013, they returned it back to its original vision as a pleasure pier!

#epicadventure #roadtrip #galvestonisland #galveston #texas #igtexas #port #gulfofmexico #ocean #oceanfront #oceanside #beach #beachfront #water #island #barrierisland #history #galvestonseawall #hurricane #hurricaneike #pier #bathhouse #murdochsbathhouse #murdochs #pleasurepier #galvestonpleasurepier #flagshiphotel #ferriswheel #rollercoaster #nofilter
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ricusmortis Originally constructed directly on the sand in the late 1800's, Murdoch's Bathhouse is a resilient part of Galveston history with a seemingly infinite number of lives. It was obliterated by the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and again in 1901. The 17 foot Galveston seawall was completed in 1904 and Murdoch's was built on a raised pier. It was wiped off the face of the planet again in 1909. After construction of the seawall, Texas law banned construction of new piers, so Murdoch's built again on existing pier footings. You can see a variety of old pier footings from various old versions if it and other former structures all along the seawall. It was completely destroyed again in 1915 and 1961. After Hurricane Carla destroyed it in 1961, they raised it several more feet above the seawall and it only sustained damage in future hurricanes instead of complete obliteration until 2008 when Hurricane Ike's record 22 foot storm surge easily overcame the seawall and wiped it out again. And here it is again... back since 2009!

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herbasista_24fit Each marker showed the height of each hurricane that passed through Texas . Hurricane Ike being the highest. #hurricaneike #hurricane #texas #history 1mon

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fema In honor of World Amateur Radio Day, here's a shot of a self-contained ham radio station being set up after Hurricane Ike in Texas in 2008. We rely on amateur radio operators to step in and help bridge gaps in communication when a disaster knocks out power lines and cell service. 1mon

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tiffany_growney #tbt to one of my very first photo shoots!!! FUN FACT: We did this photo shoot at the beach during Hurricane Ike! Talk about crazy #funfacts #photoshoot #hurricaneike 1mon
  •   sailsarasota Yea yea! Good times! The surfboard shot is one of my favs! 1mon

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houstonhcdd Another happy homeowner moves into their new #DIDR recovery home in #IndependenceHeights. The former structure had structural issues, extensive water damage as well as major damage to the plumbing, heating and electrical systems. "The old house had no conveniences. No hot water, the carpets were ruined; there was mold on the walls and ceiling. The commodes didn't work," said the homeowner. "(The new house) is beautiful!" Due to previous flooding in the area caused by Hurricane Ike and the Memorial Day Floods, the new home was elevated and modified with a wheelchair access ramp. 1mon

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ike_fights_for_booty Good morning guys I'm so happy to announce that while I was asleep I've managed to get to 300+followers thank you guys you guys are amazing and remember to always fight for your friends I wish you all a good day and good morning #hurricaneike 1mon

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hisruin #Unpacking my #Books for the FIRST TIME since #HurricaneIke! Can a person have too many #BrianFroud & #WendyFroud books?
@zugart should do a #Fairy & #Elf #Encyclopedia ;)
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  •   hisruin @zugart Like I said, you really should do your own! 2mon
  •   hisruin @zugart Or a set of Tarot cards!!! I think the suits done with say, with swords with a skull theme and pentacle as your zombies, cups as trolls/elves and so on.... That would be soooooo bad ass!!!! Sorry, I have 'magic' on the brain today. I also unpack all my books from when I was a tarot reader as well 2mon
  •   zugart If I can talk you out of your clothes to pose for a thing or two ... Then perhaps. 2mon
  •   hisruin @zugart 2mon

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louise_rothschild It's like a foot above me #galveston #hurricaneike #floodline 2mon

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kevinrofidal Hurricane Ike wiped out Galveston including the Coast Guard Station. 2008 #uscg #gocoastguard #hurricaneIke 2mon

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