Friday, March 31, 2017

Puzzlement of Locks

Door Locks, Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok

This ancient door and its conundrum of locks
 offers a puzzle to the uninitiated as to how it all works.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Venue

Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok 

Freshly minted lamp posts line an entry to Charleston's
 newly updated Gaillard Center, where many events are held
 throughout the year, including Spoleto Festival USA performances.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Desert Mission

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona  © Doug Hickok

Layers of flora and stone merge together in this image
 of an old Spanish Mission in Arizona's Sonoran Desert.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Doorway in Stone

Monument Rocks, Western Kansas  © Doug Hickok

A naturally sculpted doorway in this ancient stone
 offers a view toward rock formations known as
 the Chalk Pyramids, located on the high plains of Kansas.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok

Wooden chairs are stacked after closing time
 at a streetside restaurant in Rome.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's Easy Being Green

SC Aquarium, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Mr. Frog relaxes at the South Carolina Aquarium,
enjoying one of Charleston's warm spring days.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lion's Gaze

Door Knocker, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Half in sunlight, half in shadow,
this classic door knocker
 in Charleston's French Quarter
greets visitors with a stately gaze.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dappled Shadows

Tree Shadows, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Tucked down an alleyway in the French Quarter, 

a freshley painted stucco wall
 is dappled with the shadow of an overhanging tree.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Market Hall

Market Hall, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

The entrance to Charleston's old market was built to resemble
 a neo-classical temple and stands out noticably
 among modern buildings that surround it.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sculpted by Sunlight

Headstone Detail, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A gravestone is highlighted by the slanting mid day sun
which illuminates sculpted edges of the artwork.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ancient Tentacles

Live Oak, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

The sprawling arms of this ancient live oak
 occupy a large plot in Charleston's Hampton Park.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Quaint B & B

27 State Street B & B, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A quaint indoor courtyard greets visitors
 to this historic Bed and Breakfast,
located a short stroll from neighborhood
 art galleries and fine restauraunts
in Charleston's French Quarter.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Early Redbud

Redbud, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Early spring blooms brighten Charleston's French Quarter,
 located in the heart of the city's Historic District.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dual Purpose

Window Grille, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A bank on Broad Street features decorative ironwork
 on each of its first floor windows. They act
 both as a safeguard and as ornamentation.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ancient Oaks

Middleton Place Gardens, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Ancient live oaks are common place
 in America's oldest landscaped gardens
 at Middleton Place Plantation.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carriage Door

French Quarter, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A carriage door is incorporated
 into the design of a French Quarter house
 in Charleston's Historic District.

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