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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Italy in Charleston?

Cypress and Palmettos, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

An old, narrow alleyway passes by
Charleston houses with backyards
where Italian cypresses grow alongside palmettos.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Renoir Redux

Mural near Poogan's Porch Restaurant, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

David Boatwright's mural, painted on the side of Mira Winery,
 is a contemporary version of Renoir's
 Luncheon of the Boating Party
depicting local chefs and restraunteurs.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Well Preserved

French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Johnson Row is a colorful group of tenement houses
 built in 1803 along Queen Street in Charleston's
 French Quarter. Like so many of the city's historic properties,
 renovation efforts by preservation groups
 have kept them well cared for.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mills House

Mills House, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Ornate details abound on the Mills House,
one of Charleston's beautiful hotels in the Historic District.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunrise at the Park

Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

One of Charleston's most scenic public green spaces
 is Waterfront Park, which overlooks Charleston Harbor.
It's an ideal place to watch the sunrise.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Ivy Gate

Gate Detail, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

The skill of a metalsmith brings wrought iron foliage
 to life on an entry gate in the Historic District.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Midnight in a Garden in Charleston

Pimeapple Fountain, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

Today's photo is brought to you by one of Doug's blue moods.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Verdantly Framed

Garden Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Lush growing vines surround a garden door
 that leads to a narrow courtyard in the Historic District.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Doin' the Charleston

Antique Ford, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A Roaring 20's Ford looks right at home
 amid the surroundings of Charleston's Historic District.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Broad Street Sunrise

Broad Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

This view down Broad Street early in the morning
 shows the colonial era Saint Michael's Church
 framed by serveral of South Carolina's state trees, the Palmetto.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rough Ride

Cobblestone Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

One of Charleston's cobblestone streets
 seems at odds with modern transportation,
though such a rocky byway kept the carriage wheels
of yesteryear out of the mud.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Holy Twilight, Batman!

French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Looking down Church Street at twilight,
 Saint Philip's Church glows prominently
 as a symbol of Chaleston's French Quarter.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Doors of Charleston

Old Church Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok
Tradd Street, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok
Church Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A selection of doorways shows the diversity
 of Charleston's historic architectural styles.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Viney Gateway

Alleyway Gateway, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

This gateway through a wall of vines
 allows access to Philadelphia Alley,
one of Charleston's off-the-beaten pathways.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shapes and Shadows

Table and Chairs, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

In the courtyard of the Dock Street Theatre,
 a set of table and chairs makes an interesting composition
 of shapes and shadows ideal for black and white format.

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