Graffiti on a piece of the crumbled, Hurricane Ike-damaged pier that supports the abandoned Flagship Hotel in Galveston, Texas.
Surf of the Gulf of Mexico laps at pilings under the decaying Flagship Hotel, Galveston, Texas.
A storm approaches the Galveston Seawall, which was built between 1902 and 1904 as protection from future hurricanes after the devastation brought about from the 1900 hurricane that killed at least 6,000 people on the island.
Stilts support and protect a restaurant from the tide and hurricanes in Galveston, Texas.
Concrete supports leading from Seawall Blvd. to the abandoned, hurricane-damaged Flagship Hotel on its pier jutting out from Galveston Island into the Gulf of Mexico.
Stairs from the beach to Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, Texas.
Debris from damage caused by Hurricane Ike lies along the beach at the foot of the Galveston Seawall, Texas.