Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tree Sculpture Tour

December 7, 2011
Galveston, Texas

It's been cold, cloudy, and dreary the past couple of days, but today was sunny and we had to get out and do something. I remembered reading about tree sculptures in the historic district, so we took off to find them.  After Hurricane Ike, thousands of majestic oak trees were destroyed.  New life was given to some of these trees when sculptors came in to make lifelike sculptures from the remains.  Most of them are in the historic district and there is a self-guided tour to see them.  They were pretty amazing and the houses weren't shabby either.  Here are some of them.

The tin man was sculpted in honor of one of the directors of The Wizard of Oz who was born in this house.

 We returned in time to get some pictures of the sunset.  It was great to have a sunny day!

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