Clouds obscure a sunrise in Hickory, North Carolina
Riverbend Park on Catawba River (near Hickory) offers multiple hiking trails and even benches to relax and watch the flowing water
Renovated Union Square in Downtown Hickory is filled with a variety of unique retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, all in a park-like setting in the heart of Hickory. Here is a reflection of Union Square from the windows of the old Railroad Station, now converted to a restaurant.
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.
Striking reflections at a pond at Players Ridge Golf Course, Hickory, North Carolina
A bench to view a golfer practicing his skills over dark clouds at the driving range at Ole Still Golf Course, Hickory, North Carolina.
A bench, normally to view golfers teeing off at the eighth hole at Ole Still Golf Course, Hickory, North Carolina, sits empty in snowy winter
Winding its way from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to central South Carolina, the Catawba-Wateree River Basin contains eleven reservoirs, fourteen dams, and supplies roughly two million people with drinking water.
Here is a bench view from the Catawba river as it flows downward from Lake Hickory Dam in Hickory, North Carolina
A modern road runs through the remnants of rustic homes of the Henry River Mill Village in Hickory, North Carolina. Something is out of place!
A golf pin flag sticks out in the snowy landscape on the Ole Still Golf Course in Hickory, North Carolina
Winter Storm Diego dumped, last month, 12-14 inches of snow in Hickory, North Carolina making travel difficult. However, the snowfall and its beauty provided striking images.
An early Spring with blossoming pear trees in Hickory, North Carolina
A natural sunset sky backdrop for a church in Hickory, North Carolina
A colorful backdrop for the golf green in Hickory, North Carolina
Mounds of snow cover the fairways and greens on the Ole Still Golf course in Hickory, North Carolina to create a winter scene against a blue sky
A surreal, mystical image of fog in Hickory, North Carolina
An early morning sunrise in Hickory, North Carolina …
The full moon rises over a church in Hickory, North Carolina