Thursday, May 30, 2013

Throwback Thursday - The Battery's Blooming Oleanders

Flowering Oleanders, East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film)

Years ago one of the spectacles of Charleston was the colorful and profuse blooming of oleanders along the entire length of East Battery. It was one of my favorite places to go to capture the picturesque beauty of the city.

But in recent years the parks department has kept the fast growing shrubs trimmed low, and the abundant flowers no longer frame the views of the old antebellum mansions.


  1. Charming street!I love the flowers, so beautiful composition!

  2. I hope the flowers continue to bloom. Our public parks and gardens over here used to be full of annuals and perennials. Alas this is now not the case. I guess the cost of maintenance labour has just become too onerous. Sad really.

  3. That's really sad because the street looked so beautiful with the oleander flowers!!
    We have oleanders, too, at my parents' house (but the are potted because they wouldn't survive the winter outdoors)

  4. Love the soft light and the reddish hue that lend an appealing quality to the scene. Great moment captured, Doug!

  5. powerful colours on flowers and houses ...
    i'd like to rent an apartment there, with a view of the sea and the oleanders ;-)

  6. Very elegant place, and you shot it so well. Nicely seen.
    Have a nice day.

  7. Oh my...))) Doug, 4 months ago I pinned this awesome photograph to my Pinterest...
    Now my pin has 400 (!) repins.... I knew it's masterpiece!))))) congrats!

    Check out:

    xoxo, Juliana


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