Some unexpected encounters will arrest a wayward landscape photographer dead in his tracks. I could not ignore its beckoning siren’s song. It silently screamed out to be photographed. It begs the timeless question, “What the… ?”
My theory… this is where the “Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” moved to escape the kids.
Anyone who has ever driven out to the end of Galveston Island, recognizes this place. You can’t miss it. It’s plainly visible in a wide-open space 80 feet off the main drag that traverses the length of the island.
It is half a rusted metal sphere with a roof on top resting on a cracked circular cement slab.
Legend has it that it was built in the 1950s by a mysterious stranger who made steel storage tanks for oil companies. Some neighbors claimed to have seen him long ago, but do not know his name nor what became of him.
My theory… he ran off with the “Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” and they lived happily ever after in “Old Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard”.