The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Windsor Ruins


Port Gibson, Mississippi

This is one of those places I really didn't know if I was going to be able to find or not.  We were quite a few miles into nowhere away from everything and then when I was just about to give up there was a small little sign showing me to turn down a narrow dirt road.

This is all that remains of what once was the largest antebellum plantation house in Mississippi.


Click on this photo if you have a hard time reading this.  
It is just another sad story of a man, his dream and reality.
Interesting history about the drawing too.






Admire that ornate ironwork.



And it was so peaceful and quiet there too.  I could well imagine how it was way back when.





11 comments:

  1. It ust have been magnificent! Too bad about the fire.

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  2. Strange old place - its looks grand, but I suppose it real history is rather grim.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. very ornate remains; you got great photos John

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  4. There's something mystical about it with just the columns remaining. It'll probably stick inthe mind better than it would if it still had the house inside them.

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  5. Now I'm beginning to wonder how you find all this cool stuff!

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  6. definitely a greek influence in the ruins. :) i thought it was neat how a union soldier's sketch provided the detail of how it looked.

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  7. That is so sad. Must have been a beautiful mansion too.

    Felicia

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  8. That looks so strange only the pillars are left of the building. It must have been a magnificent building at the time.

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  9. Must have been an amazing house.

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  10. It reminds me of the same "other timeness" that I felt in Glastonbury. Great captures.

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  11. Wow....I wonder who the masons and ironworkers were..... where did he find them? What nationality etc....soooo many questions....... but, that's me...always want to know 'the rest of the story'...hahhaha......

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