Considered by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History to possess the “finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state,” the Harper House of Hickory also has a restored landscape, including period gardens. Several notable families have occupied the Harper House. The Harper Family was the last of seven families to occupy the Shuler-Harper House, as some locals still refer to it.
The architecture of Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory, North Carolina is reminiscent of a fine European cathedral. The exterior of the building is of gray Georgia granite with Indiana limestone trim. The spire is of extruded and structural aluminum rising 164 ft. 6 in. from the terrace floor at the entrance. The belfry below the spire is built up of carved and molded limestone tracery, giving a lacy and ethereal feeling to the church tower. The main entrance is of limestone having carvings similar to those found on French Gothic churches.
The bridge from Alexander County over Lake Hickory on Hwy 127 leads to Hickory in Catawba County, North Carolina. We will post this week some images of interesting sites from Catawba and adjoining Alexander counties.
Spring growth of flowers on a tree in North Carolina
The sun has set at Lake Hickory, North Carolina
The colors of sunset at Lake Hickory, North Carolina
Striking reflections at a pond at Players Ridge Golf Course, Hickory, North Carolina
A tiny waterfall on a small stream of water surrounded by moss covered rocks makes an interesting composition
Artistic reflections at Bass Lake, North Carolina
Dramatic clouds over Linn Cove Viaduct captured in monochrome on Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
Lampshades for a night light show blend naturally with the tree
A deck offers a view of the tree reflections on the pond
Even a trickle of water falling between the rocks creates a striking image
Simplicity of lines and textures in a monochrome image
The unusually “atomic” glow of the sun almost mesmerizes these two people on the beach
A red bridge leading to a golf green stands out in this otherwise monochrome image
A tree without leaves shows off its beauty
Lighting and shadows under the pier are accentuated by a monochrome image
Dew drops on a rose make it look like it is tearing up
Even a black and white image or clouds can suppress the bright glow of the moon on a pond