|Tourists on Legare Street, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Finals in the shape of stylized pineapples decorate this 19th century mansion on Legare Street. Pineapples are symbolic of hospitality, a tradition that dates back to the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Eventually the tradition spread to Europe and then to colonial America, where pineapples became a common architectural motif, from door knockers to finials to fountains.
As one of the images featured in the Spoleto Festival USA ticket brochure, this picture gives a sense of Charleston's historic setting and the old world feel that the city can sometimes convey.
I've listed a few photography links to click on if you have some extra time this weekend.
Here is a collection of stunning images by the renown photographer Peter Turnley.
A police officer with camera makes poignant images.
Finally, consider how different everything looks in the light of night.
Have a good weekend.