Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vicksburg National Military Park (Outdoor Wednesday)

I'd like to thank our gracious hostess Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, for taking the time to host our "Outdoor Wednesdays."

One of my favorite outdoor places in Vicksburg is the National Military Park, which commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg during the War Between the States. Over 1,330 monuments, a restored Union gunboat, and National Cemetery mark the scenic 16-mile tour road which winds through the hills of Vicksburg.

I have created a slideshow using some of my photos I've captured during the past year and a half, and would like to share it today as my "Outdoor Wednesday" post. The music accompanying the slideshow is "A Call to Arms," which I think serves as a dramatic background for the photos.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow:

14 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Janie! A wonderful post...I have been there... and it is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

It has been so long since I've been to the park. DH and I and our oldest son, went with DH's brother, and his wife and son, on Sunday evening and took a picnic lunch and set on the river bank and watched them working on raising the USS Cairo back in, I believe '65, cause Chuck and Brad where not even a yr old at the time. I had almost forgotten about that. Will have to dig up the pictures I took.
Thanks for the memories...
Molly

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I have been to Vickburg and the Military park. it was very interesting. We really enjoyed it. We had to hit the gambling boats, too! We are not gamblers. But, it was part of the fun.

Fifi Flowers said...

Pretty Park... love the use of a slide show for your post!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wonderful photos in your slideshow...your photography is just breathtaking...thanks for sharing...

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Janie,
That is a beautiful park. Your photos do a great job of capturing the beauty!
:) Diana

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, such a beautiful park.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Mary said...

What a wonderful post. I hope one day to see the park.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a beautiful park!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful shots. It is hard to imaging what it must have looked like during the war. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

You have so many historical and beautiful places to see in Mississippi. You are fortunate.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful, Janie. Great photographic series!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marian Love Phillips said...

I was born and raised here and you have really made a beautiful slideshow of our Vicksburg National Military Park. Thanks for such great work and the music was perfect. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just so interesting Janie and such a beautiful park. Wonderful idea for Outdoor Wednesday!

Thanks so much for sharing your photo collection!

xoxo
Jane