Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saint Philip's Sunday

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


Founded in the year 1681, Saint Philip's congregation is the oldest in South Carolina. The original church on this site burned, but it was followed by the structure depicted here, which dates from 1836, and is a National Historic Landmark. At one time, this church was one of only two churches in the United States to have served as a range lighthouse, which helped guide ships safely into Charleston Harbor. It towers above the French Quarter, where you will also find the French Huguenot Church, the Dock Street Theatre, 18th century houses, cobblestone streets, and a number of art galleries, restaurants and cafes. Evenings in the Spring are lovely times to stroll through this area, taking in the historic sites, the fragrant smells of the flowering plants, and the clip clop of horse drawn carriages.


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful light ! Awesome capture of this beautiful church!

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  2. Very nice old church. The photo is excellent in the early evening light.

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  3. Another beautiful church photo from you. I love them! When I visit small neighboring towns I always look for the steeples!

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  4. Beautiful shot nabbed at one of my favorite times of day. Cool history on the structure too!

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  5. Mon Dieu, I LOVE Church pictures, this one is absolutely amazing!
    Note : Today I did a post with some Church pictures but...I need to say...after see your post,I'm ashamed! LOL
    You are very very talented! Congrats!

    Léia

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  6. Somehow, your site shows colours very strongly. The spring pictures are special (because of the colours) as is this evening picture. The fuzzy sunrise is a special for me. The kind of off-beat pictures I like to do from time to time.

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  7. Hi, Doug!
    I see the next perfect photography.In the meantime there are no occasions for criticism...
    You see in the near future I am also going to post series about churches of Moscow Region.

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  8. very, very impressive history - even for a european, who's used to much "older" stories - and a very appealing night shot taken from a great angle! it must be nice indeed to walk around these streets in spring ...

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  9. Hi Doug - I am congratulating myself because I finally figured out how to make a comment on your fantastic images...I'm not exactly the fastest lightning bolt in the sky.....Well first I really want to thank you for your very kind comment made on my Death Valley and other blog posts - I really appreciate them alot! secondly, I browsed through many of your images and I am blown away how awesome they are - just magnificent. I especially like your pieces of the lowered walkways and front entrances and gardens - but all of this is great. Really nice work, sir. Now that I have the "key to the front door" I will try to remain a regular visitor - Best of luck to you and again, your work is just phenomenal - thanks very much for treating all of us to these images. Havea great Sunday!!
    All the best - Denny Jump

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  10. That really is lovely and that sky just adds to the overall shot!

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  11. Magnifique lieu de culte qui assure une belle ascension vers le bleu du firmament !
    Bonne fin de semaine !

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  12. Great light, wonderful sky!

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  13. Exquisitely beautiful..breathtaking color. Excellent!

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  14. Beautiful old church in a great light. A nice night scene.

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  15. wonderful shot of this well lit spire of the church with the blue sky in the background

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  16. Beautiful night shot. I love the light!

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  17. Beautiful shot and interesting info,I had no
    idea they have churches this old in the US.

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  18. wonderful light. outstanding architecture

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  19. Wonderful light with a blue in the sky really lovely. A greeting.

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  20. This is a beautiful composition in your photo of Saint Philip's Church... you have captured the light so well and with such great detail....i also enjoyed the history that you provided Doug.....well done....peter:)

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  21. Beautiful colours, the fact that is a nocturnal shot makes everything much more interesting.
    Have a good new week! ;-)

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  22. Great building!
    Was it designed by Christopher Wren? ;)
    Quite a lot of his churches in London look like St Philips!

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  23. Beautiful colors blue-orange and night shot.

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  24. This is a lovely, late day photo. The blue and textured sky makes quite a backdrop for the electrially illuminated church.

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  25. its lighting creates additional beauty to this object!

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  26. Charleston under your creative eye Doug manages to look so un-American; this beautiful building at the magic hour looks more like Italy! If I ever manage get to back to the US I just have to pay a visit...

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