Balinese Room (yes like in the ZZ Top song)

The Storm - Galveston, Texas

Galveston Pleasure Pier at dusk, Texas

The Balinese Room (gone but not forgotten)

before and after hurricane Ike :-( Balinese. ZZ Top's song "Down At The Balinese" is about this cool old place.

Balinese Room, Galveston Texas - a dance hall and illegal casino. First built in 1929 as a small restaurant it was expanded and the name changed in 1942. It's said to be where head bartender Santos Cruz “invented” the Margarita for singer Peggy Lee in 1948. The Balinese Room is celebrated in a 1975 song by the band ZZ Top. It was finally completely destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

original balinese galveston | Landry's Plans a New Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas

Galveston Texas.

Texas Heroes Square

Docked in Galveston - The Elissa, the three-masted ship, built in 1877.

Vintage Galveston Island Texas Wall Art Paper by OldPaperShop, $12.00

Galveston beach memorial to the 6,000 lost souls in the "Great Storm" of 1900.

Sculptures on Galveston Island, Texas, carved from trees lost during Hurricane Ike.

Galveston Victorian / Ashton Villa

1612 Ball Street, Galveston

Galveston, Texas has several famous old cemeteries. Remember 6,000 people died in the Great Hurricane of 1900.

Cotton fields in West Texas

Galveston Island, Texas. Photo credit: Alan Sheffield.

Full moon, Galveston, Texas ♥ ♥ www.paintingyouwithwords.com

Fire In The Sky - Galveston, Texas