Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Holy Twilight, Batman!

French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Looking down Church Street at twilight,
 Saint Philip's Church glows prominently
 as a symbol of Chaleston's French Quarter.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Doors of Charleston

Old Church Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok
Tradd Street, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok
Church Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A selection of doorways shows the diversity
 of Charleston's historic architectural styles.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Viney Gateway

Alleyway Gateway, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This gateway through a wall of vines
 allows access to Philadelphia Alley,
one of Charleston's off-the-beaten pathways.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shapes and Shadows

Table and Chairs, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



In the courtyard of the Dock Street Theatre,
 a set of table and chairs makes an interesting composition
 of shapes and shadows ideal for black and white format.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Carriage Ride

French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A carriage tour takes visitors through the French Quarter
 and past Saint Philip's Church,
one of the iconic sights of Charleston.



Friday, April 14, 2017

Off The Beaten Path

St John's Reformed Episcopal Churchyard, Charleston, SC  
© Doug Hickok



This is one of many hidden gardens you'll discover
 by strolling through Charleston's Historic District.



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Slanting Light

Tradd Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This time of year, the morning sun slants down Tradd Street
 at such a keen angle that textures and colors
 are highlighted by its warm light.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

French Quarter Evening

French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Saint Philip's Church overlooks a row of ornate brackets
 on the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston's historic French Quarter.



Monday, April 10, 2017

Heron Gate

Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A wrought iron heron greets those who visit Waterfront Park,
 a popular Charleston green space which overlooks
 tidal marshes and the harbor.



Friday, April 7, 2017

East Bay Dawn

East Bay Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Lanterns glow at dawn along East Bay Street
 near Charleston's Rainbow Row.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gateway Twilight

College of Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Mixed lighting at twilight creates color contrast
 on a Porter's Lodge gateway
 on the College of Charleston campus.



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spider Fountain

Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The Spider Fountain appears to shoot its silky webs
 toward the dawn sky at Charleston's Waterfront Park.



Monday, April 3, 2017

Art Deco Down South

Riviera Theater, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Art Deco details abound! Charleston's Riviera Theater,
 listed on the National Registry of Historic Places,
is regarded as one of the country's cinema treasures.



Friday, March 31, 2017

Puzzlement of Locks

Door Locks, Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok



This ancient door and its conundrum of locks
 offers a puzzle to the uninitiated as to how it all works.



Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Venue

Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok 



Freshly minted lamp posts line an entry to Charleston's
 newly updated Gaillard Center, where many events are held
 throughout the year, including Spoleto Festival USA performances.



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Desert Mission


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



Layers of flora and stone merge together in this image
 of an old Spanish Mission in Arizona's Sonoran Desert.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Doorway in Stone

Monument Rocks, Western Kansas  © Doug Hickok



A naturally sculpted doorway in this ancient stone
 offers a view toward rock formations known as
 the Chalk Pyramids, located on the high plains of Kansas.



Monday, March 27, 2017

Stacked

Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok



Wooden chairs are stacked after closing time
 at a streetside restaurant in Rome.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's Easy Being Green

SC Aquarium, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Mr. Frog relaxes at the South Carolina Aquarium,
enjoying one of Charleston's warm spring days.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lion's Gaze

Door Knocker, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Half in sunlight, half in shadow,
this classic door knocker
 in Charleston's French Quarter
greets visitors with a stately gaze.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dappled Shadows

Tree Shadows, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Tucked down an alleyway in the French Quarter, 

a freshley painted stucco wall
 is dappled with the shadow of an overhanging tree.


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