Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vicksburg by Cell Phone

Four shots taken by HTC for Windows cell phone camera at the Vicksburg National Military Park (in Mississippi) on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Here's the main draw at the USS Cairo Gunboat and Museum -- quite impressive. The artifacts in the museum showcase very modern-looking tableware and plenty of other still-functional items recovered from the sunken vessel.
The high bluffs of Vicksburg overlooking the Mississippi River from inside Confederate lines.
High bluff, several paces closer to the Mississippi River and its diversions.  
Artillery sweeping the landward approaches to Vicksburg from inside Confederate defenses. Click on images to see full scope, though seeing these vistas in person is a more mind-blowing experience.

Today's Rune: Fertility.  


Charles Gramlich said...

Oh I love this. I've been through Vicksburg many times but never stopped to see the sights. I need to. I can see the lines of soldiers in my head.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those mobile cannons are fascinating. They look enormously heavy.

the walking man said...

Note to self: Time soon will dictate a road trip to somewhere.

thejspotjodi said...

Erik-those views are gorgeous. The last cannons I've seen was AC/DC rolled 'em out on stage!