Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Battery Promenade

East Battery and Waterfront, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok
(Velvia slide film. Click on image for larger view)


Perhaps Charleston's most iconic setting is the High Battery, perched on the waterfront and lined with antebellum mansions (built before the Civil War). A stroll along the promenade atop the seawall is ideal during the peacefulness of dawn or dusk. From here you experience the sights and sounds of this unique American vista, where waters from the sea and history converge.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. There's just not enough adjectives to describe this one!

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  2. This is just so very Gorgeous. I love the deep blue and Im with Kathy. Breath Taking.

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  3. I love antebellum architecture, thank you for this sight.

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  4. We always go to this kind of sidewalk when we go to the cities. Those places I like so much.
    This one is so paceful.
    Great shot.

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  5. Beautiful blue hour. I like the reflections of lampposts on the water

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  6. oh, just to have such a view from a window!

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  7. Pre-war buildings lack certain je ne sais quoi feature...
    Perhaps pineapples?!

    Was the famous Pineapple Fountain built after the war?
    Ha... that explains everything! :^)

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  8. How great blue.I was impressed with the reflection.

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  9. The architecture is amazing. And to think these were built before the Civil War. I wonder why buildings can no longer be constructed like this.

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  10. Beautiful houses. The reflections are great. I do not know why but the whole photo reminds me of...Scarlet O'Hara!

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  11. Crop out the American flag, and it would be a Gone with the Wind set! Where are the cars!?
    GREAT framing!

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  12. Very cool reflections in this one.

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  13. wonderful light and blue tones

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  14. The more I see from Charleston, the more I am impressed.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  15. wonderful doug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Gosh that's beautiful. And those are people's houses?! Wow again. And of course a big WOW to your photo. :)

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  17. Beautiful night shot, in a blue way... I like the reflection of lights on the water.
    Have a nice day.

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  18. brilliant evening mood, doug, that captures all the enchantment of the place! we walked along the seawall in sunshine and rain - both spectacular as well! ;-))

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  19. Gorgeous shot at the blue hour Doug--these mansions are incredible. How nice it must be to stroll here.

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  20. such a beautiful place.. one must be really lucky to have a house there.. great shot! :)

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  21. I love all of these Doug... my only regret is that i only had a four hour tour to capture just a bit of the beauty of this lovely city of yours... thanks for your visits :^) ....peter:)

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