The Safest House In The World
It was one of the iconic pictures of Ike. Taken by theHouston Chronicle
’s Smiley Pool (and other photographers with access to a helicopter), the shot of a lone house still standing in Gilchrist on the Bolivar Peninsula was used by media outlets around the world.
And wherever it showed up, people asked the same thing: How the hell did that house survive? With the use of some archival photos, it turns out no one should have been surprised.
-- Richard Connelly
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