|Reflection in a Rain Puddle, Charleston, SC © Doug Hickok|
One of Charleston's East Battery mansions is mirrored
in a rain puddle on a bright sunny Lowcountry morning.
|Monument Rocks, Western Kansas © Doug Hickok|
Most people think of Kansas as flat farmland or prairieland.
But jutting out of the soil is the protected area
called Monument Rocks, or Chalk Pyramids.
These ancient formations were once part
of a vast shallow sea that spaned across the continent.
|Old Silver Mine, Colorado © Doug Hickok|
The relic of an abandoned silver mine frames Red Mountain,
which gets its color from iron ore. The Red Mountain
Mining District of Colorado was once one of the richiest
in American history, lasting about a decade in the late 1800's.
|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.
|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.