Sunday, February 5, 2012

Supercalafragalisticexpealadocous

Old Ornate Gate, Saint Michael's Churchyard, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


This is a detail of one of the most famous decorative wrought iron works in Charleston, Saint Michael's Churchyard gate. It was made in 1840 by a German born blacksmith, 

J. A. W. Iusti. Inside the gate are the tombs of John Rutledge and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, signers of the U.S. Constitution (1787).

As you may know, the first 10 amendments of the Constitution are the Bill of Rights, which allow for, among other safeguards, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion, etc.

It furthermore allows for the drinking of coffee on a leisurely Sunday morning while humming songs from Mary Poppins...  "Supercalafragalisticexpealadocous" anyone?

22 comments:

  1. Pretty. I love the soft lighting and bold pattern. The detail work reminds me of a peacock, and also a flower.

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  2. I love the details of this work on metal, like arabesques in a beautiful light

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  3. very elegant design
    and i keep wondering what the title means :)

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  4. Beautiful arabesques, they remind me of a peacock.
    Greetings

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  5. Doug it's a fantastic picture..... very well done.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. I think that producing this must have been as challenging as pronouncing this post's title! :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  7. Superb work, Doug! That of the blacksmith's and yours!

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  8. · Beautiful shapes... as stunning butterflies.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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  9. Two jewels: the picture and the title. Really like!!!
    Have a nice day.

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  10. Very nice shot. !
    Have a nice next week.

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  11. Love the simplicity of this, Doug ...

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  12. Ha! You know what?
    Freedom to bullsh!t is the Mother of all Rights.
    Every citizen in the world should have this.
    Thank God, we got it in Malaysia. ;o)

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  13. Creative and fun shot Doug! ;-)

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  14. Such amazing fine craft and work of art! Your masterful framing and rendering have made this special!

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  15. Wonderful detail.
    Good shot.

    Greetings.

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  16. Perhaps the least well-known of the rights but no less important than the others. Sometimes a man just has to get his Supercalafragalisticexpealadocous on and nobody should stand in his way. Lovely shot Doug

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  17. mesmerizing pattern in this iron work.. great catch! :)

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