Established by Spanish pirate Louis-Michel Aury, Galveston is an island in the Gulf of Mexico. It was hit by a hurricane in 1900 and was the deadliest natural disaster in the history of North America. In 2008 it was once again struck by a hurricane, displacing 16,000 families and destroying most of the island’s buildings. In 2012 Pleasure Pier opened with a boardwalk built out over the sea. Many locals consider it a seed in the regrowth of the city.
Location: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
United StatesPerformed in: 2014