Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Crescent Domes

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE   © Doug Hickok

Mid day sunlight forms crescent shapes
 atop the domes of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Misty Ridges

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina  
© Doug Hickok

Clouds move across misty ridges
 in the heavily forested mountains
 of the Southern Appalachians.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Iron and Wood

Door Grille, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A wrought iron grille fits in the recess of a wooden door,
 making an interesting contrast of organic and inorganic materials.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pink and Blue

Hydranges, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok 

Hydrangeas frame an entry to a house
 in the Ansonbourgh area of downtown Charleston.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Window Grille

Garden Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

At the end of a brick walkway,
a door's wrought iron window grille
 is backlit by morning light.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Verdant Walls

Alleyway Path, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

Vines, ubiqutious throughout Charleston,
cover garden walls and building facades
with patinas of lush greens.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Sunset, Savannah, Georgia   © Doug Hickok

A towering cloud catches the warm light of sunset
 over a palmetto tree near Savannah, Georgia.
In a matter of minutes both the cloud and the sunlight
 dissipated into the night.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Alley

Saint Michael's Alley, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A sunny morning illuminates a South of Broad
in one of Charleston's oldest neighborhoods.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Balancing Finials

Finials, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Two large finials balance on a brick entry gate
 at one of Charleston's 
early 19th century mansions.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Narrow Lane

Narrow Lane, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok

Evening envelopes Cades Cove where a narrow lane
 cuts across pastureland that dates
 from 19th century settlements.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Park View

Saint Michael's Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Across the street in Washington Square,
Saint Michael's Church, one of Charleston's iconic landmarks,
 can be seen through a wrought iron gateway.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Three Gardens

3 Backyard Gardens, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Here is a sampler of backyard gardens
 in Charleston's Historic District,
showing an assortment of horticultural styles.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Light and Iron

Lantern and Balcony, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Mid morning sun backlights a lantern
 and a wrought iron balcony
 along an alleyway South of Broad.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Classic Storefront

Facade on Meeting Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Decorative details abound on the facades
 of historic commercial storefronts along Meeting Street.
This area features restaurants, shops and hotels.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Port City

Tall Ship, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

Every few years Tall Ships sail into Charleston Harbor
 to spend a weekend for tours. This one docked at the Maritime
 Center and stayed a bit longer. My photo recalls
 a past era when Charleston was a thriving port
 in the 1800's.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Scroll

Wrought Iron Fence, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

The scroll of a wrought iron fence
 is a focal point for a garden blooming with azaleas.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Old Fire Station, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Twin green doors complement the bright red
 of fire trucks at this old fire station in the Historic District.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

French Quarter Morning

Chalmers Street, French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Early morning light slants across one of Charleston's
 cobblestone streets, this one being in an old section
 of the French Quarter near Washington Square.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mini House

Doll House, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

Beneath a canopy of tangled vines,
a doll house waits patiently for playtime
 in a Charleston garden South of Broad.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Window Grille, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Along Broad Street is an old bank
 with wrought iron window grilles.
This one shows bits of rust seeping through,
adding interest to its ornate design.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Box Office Hit

Ironwork, Dock Streat Theatre, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Shadows and light create an intriguing combination
 of shapes and textures at Dock Street Theatre
 in Charleston's French Quarter.

Biding Time

Clock on King Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Ben Silver's mannequin bides his time,
early on a Sunday morning,
waiting for the store to open

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