Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Washington Slept Here!

President Washington Statue, Washington Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view)

Yes, it is true! President George Washington traveled to Charleston for a visit during his second term 
(one of our original tourists?). In May of 1791 Washington spent a week in town, and made quite an impression on the citizens of Charleston. They held a big party for him, because galas and festive events are a tradition here.

Years later, a park was dedicated to Washington in the heart of the city, and a statue erected in honor of our first president.


  1. Yeah, he was a really famous US president.
    Very nice photo with great lights, congrats!

  2. Fabulous depth of colour. Doug your blues are just tremendous. Do you use a filter?

  3. He will stand here for eternity! NIce shot.
    Have a nice day.

  4. Thanks to remember this part of the history.
    I like the shot and the framing a lot.
    I think the park is as beautiful like this pretty corner.
    Nice week!!!

  5. Hello D, I am back.
    I had a lovely time in Worcester.
    Queen Elizabeth I & II, have both been there for their royal visits.
    Ha.. Feel kinda royal when I was there.

  6. I heard about his visit to Meeting Street where they has a grand ball on his behalf Doug... and i was told by our lovely tour guide Mary Margaret the he had his eyes on the lovely southern belles:)....peter:)
    Fine shot by the way:)

  7. Impressive sculpture, very well captured!
    The blue background is gorgeous!

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  9. Very nice shot. As if softbox was pointed on the subject. And the background is fantastic too. Love that hue. :)

  10. love the framing and the light

  11. Did you get an invite???....oops....sorry you're not quite that old.

  12. quite the gentleman, it seems! and "britain's greatest foe in history", according to a recent poll among historians! not bad for one man, is it?
    i like the colour scheme here, rick, and the way you framed the general (with the trees, of course, not otherwise ... ;-))

  13. Really nicely illuminated and the foliage provides such great framing.

  14. Wow! such a lovely sculpture and very good capture. Nice shot!
    Congratulations to a job well-done. I appreciate your works.
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  15. We studied Americam History but not Chinese history in Malaysia, funny as a Chinese, i think I know more of world history and the history of China.


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