Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Scroll Pattern

Gate Detail, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A pattern of repeating scrolls decorates
 a heart shaped gate in Charleston.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mist of Winter

Saint Michael's Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A winter morning along Charleston's Braod Street
 envelopes Saint Michael's steeple in a veil of mist.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Summer Hues

East Bay Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

In the heart of summertime, Rainbow Row
 is alive with vibrant hues for all eyes to see.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Vintage Charleston

East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Piazzas, wrought iron balconies, pastel colors,
fresh blooms, and Palmetto trees adorn Charleston's
High Battery in the summertime.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Battery Walk

East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A stone paved sidewalk runs past antebellum mansions
 along Charleston's East Battery, catching
 the morning light on a summer morning.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Stonework, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

Ornately carved stonework decorates the inside of a mausoleum
 in Charleston's historic Magnolia Cemetery.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Summer Light

Tradd Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Sunlight on a summer morning
 paints row houses along Tradd Street
 in one of the older sections of the historic district.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Medieval Monastery

Columns, Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy
© Doug Hickok

Twisting columns decorated with mosaics comprise
 the 13th century monastic cloister of a
Roman Catholic basilica outside of Rome, Italy.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Port City

Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Charleston's port is one of the busiest on the East Coast.
Here the Ravenel Bridge provides a backdrop
for a container ship and a cruise ship in Charleston Harbor.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

French Quarter Tour

Saint Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A wrought iron gate provides an ornate contrast
 to a sauntering carriage in Charleston's French Quarter.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Enduring Stone

Colosseum, Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok

The Colosseum still stands in the Roman Forum
 after enduring nearly 2000 years of history.
I wonder what architectural wonders of today
 will last into the distant future.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Vintage Charleston

Vintage Artwork, Blossoms Restaurant, Charleston, SC  
© Doug Hickok

At a restaurant near Charleston's waterfront,
a vintage photo from the 19th century
 shows bails of cotton ready to ship at the port.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hope for a Better Year

Avenue of Oaks, Boone Hall Plantation, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok

Entering a New Year is like taking a road
 not traveled before. Let's hope the unforeseen path
that lies ahead is full of joy and adventure.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Up the Creek

Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC   © Doug Hickok

A boater returns to safe harbor on Shem Creek at days end.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Mission Evening

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona   © Doug Hickok

Dusk envelopes crosses at an old Spanish Mission
 on a Native American reservation in Arizona.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Slow Walking

Finial Ironwork, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Walking slowly through Charleston's historic district
 encourages me to look closely at the city's 18th and 19th
 century architecture, and to find ornate gems,
 such as this finial detail and wrought iron fencing.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Arching Palm

Huguenot Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Sego palm fronds arch over a pathway in the cemetery
 of Charleston's French Huguenot Church.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Blooming Stone

Pathway, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Stones with floral designs surrounded by seashells
create a garden path in Charleston's historic district.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gas Light

Large Lantern, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

This large ornate lantern sits atop the Sword Gate,
one of Charleston's antebellum wrought iron masterworks.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

State Emblem

State Flag Emblems, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

While strolling down an alleyway in the historic district,
 I came across this metal cutout in a courtyard garden
 that displays a palmetto tree with crescent moon,
the same symbols that are on our state flag.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Your Morning Exercise

East Battery, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A walk along the Battery promenade
 is a healthy way to start the day in Charleston.

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