After the cotton we carried on south and stopped at a town on the Mississippi called Vicksburg.
The town was very nice and had lots of churches although we had trouble seeing them from the inside as all were closed on a Monday, strange.
Lots of you would have heard of the trouble this river had with flooding, well they built levies to protect the town if the waters rose too high. They are massive as you can see.
On Levee Street is the closable entrance to the river with only a puddle from the previous days rain to show for it. Artist, Robert Dafford has painted 32 murals depicting Vicksburg history, I photographed them all but just a sample here.
This seemed appropriated after the last blog, silly electric cables got in the shot but "magic Sue" will get them out when we return home.
Had to have a shot of a Paddle Steamer, so here she is hidden away behind the levies.
Bridges, across the mighty Mississippi, there are two bridges, the one behind is a road bridge, the one in front carries railway stock and is closed to cars as it is not wide enough. Under is a tug pushing a massive load of cargo up the river. Of course there has to be the proud flag flying from the middle of the bridge
We left town to find this colourful building which was in the guide book, it is also an eating house, but we decided to go somewhere else as it was a bit dingy inside but the outside made up for it.
Lastly a night shot, I went out on my own to get this. Back into the town and down to the river. it is not actually a boat but a Casino, lit up to attract clients to the slot machines. It is on the river but it won't float, only to the bottom.
Well a very tired Michael is off to bed, thanks for looking and welcome to my American followers.
nite nite, Luv Mike XXX