Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Place Called Edwards, Mississippi

My latest photo shoot found me in the little town of Edwards, Mississippi, which is about 16 miles east of Vicksburg, in Hinds County ...

Edwards' claim to fame is that the final scene in the movie Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou? was shot there. Here is a clip of that scene, if you would like to see it. Be sure to notice the bridge in the background.

That wonderful old wooden bridge was torn down in the name of "progress," and replaced with this new one.

I don't know if you can tell by looking at the pictures, but that bridge goes almost straight up and straight down. In fact, it is so steep that right after it opened, an 18-wheeler's trailer was teeter-tottering as it went over the crest. So much for progress!

One of my favorite landmarks in Edwards is its rusty old water tower which is located near the bridge.

The "downtown" area of Edwards consists of one block which is home to the Town Hall and "Grandma's Ice Cream Shop."

This old building caught my eye, too.
The sign says it was established in 1899.

These two signs welcome visitors to Edwards.

Here's another interesting sign that caught my attention.

Another one of my favorite landmarks in Edwards is the picturesque Edwards Presbyterian Church, which was established in 1869.

We were blessed to attend this beautiful little church several years ago when we lived in the country east of Edwards.

We spent a year and a half building our "dream home" on 80 acres, and lived there for two years until my husband's firm transferred him to Shreveport, Louisiana. You know what they say about "the best laid plans of mice and men ..."

The last two pictures are of the Methodist and Baptist churches of Edwards.

I'm going to end this part of my tour here. I hope you will join me tomorrow to see some of the beautiful old antebellum homes in Edwards.


Deb said...

I love Edwards...the rusty water tower is so cool...I liked the old bridge much better..I love looking a churches...great post...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Your dream home... GORGEOUS! And the little chuch is adorable. Thanks for sharing theses shots with us, Janie. Love seeing things through your lens!


Sheila :-)

Tonja said...

I love the white church with the steeple. It is so simple, almost could be called plain, but I think its beauty comes from its simple lines and additions.

Love your home, too. I know you were very sad to leave it once you had built it and moved in.

racheld said...

Wonderful!!! I've enjoyed getting to know Edwards through the eyes of Miss Gloria Christensen, who writes for the paper, and now I get to see the scenes through your lens!!

How lovely a gift this early morning!

The churches and your beautiful home---I know that was hard to leave, after all that building and waiting. It's amazing how the "gang agley" moments in our lives lead to such wonderful OTHER things, isn't it?