4/52 USS Flagship Hotel :(

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new i just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

The USS Flagship Hotel in Galveston, Texas, was structurally damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Ike in 2008. I’m glad I got to visit the seawall in 2010 before they demolished this one of a kind landmark in 2011. So sorry, Galveston, for your loss! 😦

My photo pales in comparison to those by professionals on the Web.  The following links will give you a better look and background on the significance of this lost treasure.



The following YouTube video is a must see. I haven’t learned enough sign language to understand what the woman in the video is saying. But the picture she paints with her hands speaks louder than words! After watching this one, check out the video she posted on the Hooters that was lost at sea! Both documentaries of Ike’s wrath in the Gulf of Mexico are so dramatic, traumatic!

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.

2 thoughts on “4/52 USS Flagship Hotel :(”

  1. I remember the first time I realized I had taken a photo of a landmark that was demolished. I lived in Wisconsin. An abandoned train track crossed over the main road into the small town I lived in. I went on a photography shoot along that track and “documented” it. I loved the tracks! A week later it was torn up and removed, much to my complete surprise. If only they had waited another decade when they could have turned it into a walking path or bike trail. Ah well.

    It’s wonderful that you have a photo of a landmark. It not only documents the building but I am equally enticed by the people and their attire.

    1. I know how you feel. The tracks running through my small town are gone now. Parcels were sold to individuals and businesses, so a walking path or bike trail is now impossible. So sad to lose any historical landmark.

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