Monday, November 26, 2012

Holding it Together

Earthquake Bolt, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



In 1886 Charleston experienced a major earthquake which leveled numerous old brick and stucco buildings. Afterward, earthquake bolts were inserted through many structures and tightened to give greater support for the next "big one".

Luckily the bolts have not been tested since!



14 comments:

  1. You do find art in everything Doug. Isn't amazing how the bolt forms the shape of a Star. Very appropriate for this time of the year.

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  2. That is fascinating! It;s good that there have been no more but I wonder if they would work should one strike?!
    A very artistic photo Doug:)
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  3. Very attractive photo Doug, I very liked this warm colours.
    Also thanks for sharing this really interesting story.
    Have a great week. Cheers.

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  4. I am really drawn to this shot, the warm colors, the unusual bolt. Great capture so full of character.

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  5. interesting shot
    here, red stars are banned symbols as they remind us of the communist suppression...

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  6. I love how you make the obscure into a dynamic, beautifully composed image.

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  7. wow, fascinating detail in a fascinating image! i would never have thought that charleston was prone to earthquakes !!!
    (my first impression when the image opened was "a sheriff's star"!)

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  8. L'étoile du shérif sert également à lutter contre les tremblements de terre. :-)

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  9. More found art from you, Doug, and this makes a stunning abstract!

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  10. Do you really believe in their effect? Better not to know!

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  11. A jewel! I love this picture and its composition! Gorgeous find!
    Have a nice day.

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