05 May, 2011

The Wind Done Gone...



Prior to the civil war, and even a bit after the war itself, this was a home.  Hard to believe now, as it could easily be from Athens or Rome if only for the columns, but this is in Port Gibson, Mississippi.   This state was once full of beautiful homes, seemingly right out of Gone With the Wind, but the reality is that it is just that…  gone with the wind.

I took this photo with an actual film using camera many years ago.   It was the first time and currently the last time that I saw these iconic columns rising from the surrounding nothingness.   I was mesmerized at the size, I had until that point seen just photos and the sheer magnitude of the columns made me wonder how beautiful the house once was.

7 comments:

Aurelia said...

When you took this photo, was that the time that we all went together?

uncertainhorizon said...

yes it was.

Rand said...

Cool. I have lots of photos from that day. It was a good day. :)

uncertainhorizon said...

I remember it very fondly. I would love to do something similar again sometime.

Jacob said...

I agree with the beauty part, but I'd also guess it was built with slave labor, which tends to make the beauty pale...

bfarr said...

Interesting post.

uncertainhorizon said...

I agree, it is a sad history... I posted a hidden link where it says "beautiful homes" that takes you to a post of "Rosalie" in Natchez, and addresses the issue of slavery.

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