Galveston At A Different Perspective…
I have joined a new group called “Foto Friends” here in Houston and they are such a delight!
It is always so much fun to be with like minded ladies, who share your passion.
We decided to go on a photo tour of Galveston, and try to capture interesting elements at a different perspective.
In the image above, you will see the men working on the sails of the ship named Elissa. I talked about her in a post a couple of years ago, click here.
This was when we were just visiting “Little Man” and did this as a side trip. Never dreaming I would move here someday!
Can you believe how small “Little Man” is in this post? You must take a look!
Foto Friends standing at the dock of the bay.
I have to admit….this capture was probably my favorite! I look forward to adding this to my gallery.
Not everyday, do you see very worn ballet shoes hanging over the wire of an alley. Major love♥
The friends just went wild over the story of this fountain and its history!
In 1898, the estate of Swiss-born Galveston banker and philanthropist Henry Rosenberg commissioned public fountains to supply water for thirsty people, horses, dogs, and cats. Rosenberg’s will specified “not less than ten drinking fountains for man and beast,” but the bequest proved large enough to fund seventeen.
Each bore a different, often classical, design by J. Massey Rhind and was crafted of light gray granite. Seven fountains remain of the original seventeen.
Here is one of them. At the bottom of these fountains, he would create a small basin for the dogs and cats…so sweet.
Second image, I want to grab a photo of my friend Maggie and myself through the window.
One of the few newer sculptures built in the city.
For me…what I loved the most…Galveston has a wonderful and colorful history that in many ways has been preserved in the architecture of the stately and ornate buildings throughout the area.
Isn’t it fun to take an adventure and find something new?