Friday, February 17, 2017

Moving Day

Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Within the Historic District, old delapitated buildings
 are saved for future renovation. This single house
 is being moved to make room for yet another new hotel,
 constructed to accommodate the increase in tourists visiting Charleston.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Missing Piece

East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The antebellum mansion in the center once featured
 a large portico. The giant columns tumbled to the ground
 during the destructive earthquake of 1886,
which took a great toll on the city.



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Coke Ovens

Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Colorado  © Doug Hickok



The Coke Ovens are one of many ancient sandstone
 rock formations seen when driving Rim Rock Drive,
 which winds through Colorado National Monument.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Alleyway Lantern

Garden Lantern, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A gas lantern perches atop a garden wall
 along Philadelphia Alley in Charleston's French Quarter.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Desert Mood

Dunes, Arabian Desert, UAE  © Doug Hickok



A stark monochrome of land and sky
 emphasises the minimalistic beauty
 of the Arabian Desert.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Echoes of Sermons Past

Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee, SC  © Doug Hickok



Through the ruins of an archway,
the interior of Old Sheldon Church can be seen,
 including the dias where sermons were preached in the 1800's.



   

Friday, February 3, 2017

Saltmarsh Boardwalk

Boardwalk, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok



The best way to traverse tidal marshes
 along the Lowcountry coast is to walk the planks...
planks of a boardwalk that is.



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Statuesque

Great Egret, Shem Creek Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok



A Great Egret strikes a statuesque pose along the boardwalk
 at Shem Creek Park. This one is tame enough to allow
 close 
approach, probably in anticipation of a tasty morsal.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Rocky Mountain Vista

Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado



The winding road that leads up into the Rocky Mountain's
 alpine ecosystem offers overlooks such as this one,
where melting ice reflects clouds moving across ridge tops.



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beyond the Gate

Garden Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Spring blooms fill a garden
 behind this entry gate in the Historic District.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Castle of the Popes

Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy   © Doug Hickok



This ancient Roman mausoleum built in the 2nd century
 was eventually converted into a fortress for the Popes
 duting the 14th century, and for the longest time
 was Rome's tallest building.



Friday, January 27, 2017

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Row houses along East Bay Street display
 some of the approved paint colors
 used in Charleston's Historic District.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Winter Trees

Trees in the Snow, Harrison, Ohio  © Doug Hickok



A row of winter trees are etched
in fresh snowfall near Harrison, Ohio.



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Soaring Cliffs

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona  © Doug Hickok



Desert cliffs overlook the vast geologic layering
 of Earth's deepest canyon.



Monday, January 23, 2017

Glowing Lion

Door Knocker, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



Seen through an entry gate, a golden door knocker
 glows in the afternoon light in Charleston's Historic District.



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ancient Basilica

Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Rome, Italy   © Doug Hickok



This 4th century basilica sits atop the Caelian Hill in Rome,
 overlooking the Roman Forum and Colosseum.
  It was built over a complex of Roman era rooms decorated
 with well preserved frescos that can still be seen today.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Echoes of the Ancients

Gate Ring, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



An entry gate to a garden courtyard features a golden ring
that echoes the classical era of Greeks or Romans.



Friday, January 20, 2017

College Icon

Randolph Hall, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The iconic portico of historic Randolph Hall
 is the College of Charleston's longtime symbol.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gate Motif

East Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A decorative motif adds interest to an old entry gate
 belonging to an antebellum mansion on the Battery.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Misty Light

Morning Light, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee



Crepuscular rays shine light on misty ridges
 in the wild western section of the Great Smoky Mountains.



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Scroll Pattern

Gate Detail, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



A pattern of repeating scrolls decorates
 a heart shaped gate in Charleston.



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