Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Melting Pot

Traveling to and around Vicksburg, Mississippi, this past weekend was an eye-opening experience. Here, a wooden church in Grand Gulf slowly sinks into oblivion. (All photos taken with my HTC M8 for Windows mobile phone in the universal spirit of Alberto Korda). 
Slumping door, Edwards, Mississippi.
Hunting & Fishing Supply Store, Mississippi Highway 467, Raymond, Mississippi. 
Melting House, downtown Jackson, Mississippi. 
Highway 61 Business, Natchez, Mississippi, where business is sporadic.

As the guy who runs the Rhythm Night Club Memorial Museum in Natchez put it, there's "history on top of history" in Mississippi, much of it wild and tragic.

Today's Rune: Defense. 


Charles Gramlich said...

I'm always fascinated by such places. I wonder who lived or worked there, and about their stories. Lots of history has been lost.

Tom Sarmo said...

The three "slumping" photos are anthropomorphic--so much tired :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There is something so sadly beautiful about the decay of abandoned places. You have captured them wonderfully.

thejspotjodi said...

Erik-'ruin porn' Mississippi syle. Nice shots, tho!