|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.
|Finial Ironwork, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
Walking slowly through Charleston's historic district
encourages me to look closely at the city's 18th and 19th
century architecture, and to find ornate gems,
such as this finial detail and wrought iron fencing.