"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
~ Gail Devers
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Lest you think Galveston is just a bunch of hurricane ravaged buildings, think again: one of the things that I love about Galveston is that it's full of these crazy architectural marvels, built in French Romanesque and Victorian period style. Buildings like Sacred Heart Catholic Church, for example:
Amazing, eh? Well honey, that's not all -- check out Bishop's Palace:
Seriously, how awesome is this building?
(An aside -- also awesome is the fact that I was standing practically in the front yard of each of these buildings, and the 16-35mm lens managed to capture the whole dadgum structure. I am lovin' this lens.)
And finally, just because it was weird, I had to take a shot of this Victorian home:
Because, seriously, nothing brings the Christmas spirit to your front garden like an abnormally large statue of an oddly-shaped canine in a Santa hat.
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The image at the top of this post is the 18th image of Photovent 2010. You can download the pdf for it here. And click here to learn how to use it to assemble a beautifully different photo garland. And the images of Galveston, below, were shot with the Nikon D700 and the 16-35mm lens that Nikon so very kindly lent me.