Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Society Hall

Society Hall, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

South Carolina Society Hall is a prime example
 of Adamesque architecture in Charleston. It's one of 1400
 historically important structures within the city's Historic District.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spring Show

Cherry Tree, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A blooming cherry tree seems too much for its enclosure,
 hanging over a Meeting Street sidewalk for all to see.

Monday, August 29, 2016

East Meets West

Trinity United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Morning light from the east illuminates
 a neo-classical pediment
 just as the Moon sets in the west.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lowcountry Morning

Sunrise, West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Seen on my morning bike ride,
a sunrise reflected in a Lowcountry marsh.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Still Standing Strong

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok

One of the oldest remains in the Roman Forum
 is the Temple of Vesta, which has survived
through the long centuries for nearly 2000 years.
Our thoughts are with you Italy. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lowcountry Heat

Boat Dock, Ashley River, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Clouds, heavy with  moisture, fill a hot
summer sky above the Ashley River.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

French Quarter Landmark

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

Historic Saint Philip's Church in Charleston's French Quarter
 displays its warm-hued facade on a hot afternoon in August.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Electric Sky

East Battery, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

A summer afternoon thunderstorm brings
 heavy clouds and a crackling sky to Charleston Harbor.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Verdant Season

West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Summer greens abound around
 the wetlands of the Lowcountry.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Watch Your Step

Railing Scrolls, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

The details are marvelous in
 Charleston's historic architecture,
such as the scroll pattern on this stair railing.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dawn by the Sea

Fishing Pier, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok

Dawn light creates vibrant hues
 that catch the eye at this Folly Beach landmark.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Summer Memory

Cascade in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok

This photograph of a small mountain cascade
 in the Smokies takes me back to last summer
 and the memory of this refreshing spot in the forest.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Curls, Loops and Lines

Garden Gate (Charleston), Bike Rack and Neon Sign (North Charleston)
© Doug Hickok

Patterns and hues are today's theme from the Lowcountry.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Frame Within a Frame

First Baptist Church, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

A churchyard gate frames a door which is
 framed by columns and the morning light
 at this neo-classical church in the Historic District.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Palmetto Haven

Palmettos, Kiawah Island, SC
© Doug Hickok

The South Carolina state tree flourishes
 on the verdant sea island of Kiawah.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Charleston's Art Quarter

Ornate Gate, French Quarter, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Charleston's French Quarter is a work of art
 when one considers the numerous decorative gates,
historic architecture, and galleries within its boundaries.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cool Hues

Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

This freshly painted house combined with a blue sky
adds vibrance to the already colorful
 Rainbow Row in Charleston's Historic District.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Morning Cool Front

Church Creek, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

A summer storm front moves over the tidelands
 on a cool Lowcountry morning.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beach Blues

Umbrellas and Beach Chairs, Kiawah Island, SC  © Doug Hickok

Blue hues are the color theme
 on a summer afternoon on Kiawah Island.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Street Textures

Sunset on Elliott Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

The setting sun slants down a narrow street
 in the Historic District, highlighting the textures
 of colorful stucco and shutters.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Reflection on History

Randolph Hall, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok

Afternoon showers form liquid mirrors
 to reflect Charleston's historic
Southern neo-classical architecture.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hearts and Scrolls

Balcony Shadow, Tradd Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Hearts and scrolls come alive with morning sunlight
 in one of the oldest parts of historic Charleston.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Dawn Doorway

Classical Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  

I found this doorway South of Broad at dawn
 when the light was soft and the air a bit cool
 even though the hot summer months are upon us.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

So We'll Never Forget

Patriots Point Naval Museum, Mt. Pleasant, SC
© Doug Hickok

A sinuous coastline along Charleston Harbor
 leads to the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier,
a survivor of World War II and
the feature exhibit at Mt. Pleasant's naval museum.
It is also where the Medal of Honor museum makes its home.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Shadow Art

Gate Shadow, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Sunlight shining directly down a courtyard path
 creates a work of art on a city sidewalk.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Primitive Mountain Church

Primitive Baptist Church, Cades Cove,
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee  © Doug Hickok

I like the simplicity of this plain window
 on an old Appalachian church in Cades Cove.
This little house of worship was built in 1827 and
its congregation continued to meet here up till the 1960's.

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