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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Windsor Ruins, Port Gibson / Alcorn, Mississippi, U. S. A.














Windsor Ruins, near Port Gibson / Alcorn, Mississippi, U. S. A.

What an awesome experience to stand next to these huge pillars and imagine what it must have been like to live in a home such as this.  The home survived the Civil War by being occupied by the Union Army, just to burn down in 1890 from a carelessly thrown cigarette.

The sky was disappointing the day we were there, but the websites below have some better shots.





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24 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

A shame is right, Amy!...:)JP

TexWisGirl said...

looks like it belongs in greece! pretty amazing.

happywonderer.com said...

I was surprised to see this is in Mississippi and happy to see that we have some places like this in the United States. Lovely photos...

Terri B said...

Wow- what a neat slice of history that is. I would love to see it.

Carola Bartz said...

These are some very impressive pillars. So sad that they are unstable, it would be interesting to explore them a bit more closely.

Powell River Books said...

It all looks so old world. - Margy

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow. That was an incredible place. Those pillars are amazing. It must have been so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Brian King said...

Love those pillars! Very impressive even after all this time!

Tom said...

WOW, the columns sure are impressive. Great photos Amy. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Arlene Grimm said...

Hauntingly Beautiful!!

Rose said...

Oh, my, these are awesome. I cannot imagine that being my home...I guess if I grew up there I would be used to it. But sure can't imagine it now.

Lois said...

Wow! I just love the columns. Such a shame that it is gone after surviving so much. Thanks for sharing.

Felicia said...

what a marvelous house this must have been.

Lea said...

Wow! Very impressive!
Lea

Marie said...

What sad, beautiful ruins! I would love to see these some time.

Sandra said...

this is amazing, i did not know we had anything like this in the USA.. your photos are wonderful and i loved seeing this...

Kathy said...

Amazing! Yes, those white skies are so disappointing. I've been plagued with them recently.

Karen S. said...

I would just love to visit this place!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful ruins. I wonder how much longer they will last.

ladyfi said...

Impressive and so lovely!

Barb said...

How wonderful these photos are, depicting a long-ago time in our history. So many lines and textures, and such interact designs.

Karen Schurr said...

I had heard of these from my sister several years ago, but never realized how beautiful and impressive they are. You captured them wonderfully.

Liz Needle said...

Stunning photos of what must have been an amazing house.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Such an historical place!