Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip?

Quoins, Stucco and Shutter, Broad Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


This visual snippet of the corner of a 19th century commercial building on Broad Street shows a few architectural elements typically found in Charleston. Many structures are constructed of locally made brick, often in a Flemish bond pattern, smoothed over with stucco.

In this image, stucco quoins, made to look like quarried stones,  and a stucco wall, combine with a wooden shutter and an iron clasp to form a vignette reminiscent of the color of mint juleps or mint chocolate chip ice cream.

18 comments:

  1. Evocative! I like mint chocolate:)

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  2. i'll take two scoops of that since it's non-caloric.

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  3. I like a lot the combination of colors in this image!
    Léia

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  4. Does remind me of that tasty ice cream treat.

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  5. very interesting your attention to the things that often go unnoticed

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  6. you always need a critical eye with which to share ideas and solutions!!! eheheh

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  7. Beautiful combination of colors and chocolate mint and blend well

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  8. Very cool shot Doug and I love your title. Very clever.

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  9. ...as cool as mint flavoured ice cream! I guess the grander indigenous dwellings in Ireland share a preference for stucco quoins...wish we had the same weather! But enough moans I love the sympathetic colours.

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  10. Great find and combination of colors. Great eye to catch this. Perfect title too!
    Have a nice day.

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  11. clever title for this finely composed shot you have.. :)

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