Before continuing northward on the Natchez Trace, I decided to check out some cool stuff in and around downtown Jackson. The first experience was at the coffee shop when a local drove up with his windows down, a cigar in hand and smiling in a very nice vintage 1957 Chevrolet Nomad.
Azaleas were in full bloom and the smell of sweet flower and pine was thick in the air.
Exiting interstate 55, the Governors Mansion was an amazing site to see with its Mississippi State flag waving in the wind…
I’d never seen church service on a street before and watched in awe as a group of faithful followers sang and rejoiced at a major intersection downtown.
And, Mardi Gras beads from an earlier celebration glistened below a historic clock that loomed over their heads.
The Civil War destroyed most of the old homes in the area but, I did find some very interesting signs…
On the outskirts near the capitol building was a dilapidated part of town that use to be a thriving area back in the day.
Snapping a few photos inside one of the run down shops, I couldn’t help but notice a pair of shoes next to one of many beer bottles and thinking, “What would drive someone to leave them?”
Wall art and old shops where some people still dream of better…
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