Friday, February 24, 2012

Night Visions: Old Court House at Vicksburg


One of the most beautiful and impressive landmarks of the City of Vicksburg is the Old Court House Museum.

The Old Court House, built in 1858, stands today as Vicksburg’s most historic structure, and today I would like to share some pictures I recently captured of it at dusk. The spotlights had just turned on, and there was still some daylight left, which made for some interesting pictures, I think.

I especially like the way the building was framed by the silhouettes of the magnolias and dogwoods ...

I used a flash for this picture and was surprised at how the backs of the magnolia leaves were highlighted.

The Court House is an awesome and impressive sight at any time of day or season of the year, and I look forward to going back to capture it when the dogwood trees are in bloom, which won't be long now.

In the meantime, if you would like to know more about the history of the court house and see more pictures, you can read my post featuring A Vicksburg Treasure.

4 comments:

Glenda said...

True southern beauty! I'm looking forward to the dogwoods blooming, too!

Richard Cottrell said...

Very Southern, I love the columns. I want to get there someday. I long to tour cedar Grove, or better yet, stay. Richard from My Old Historic House.

racheld said...

Just lovely, as the light changes to twilight, and the day fades.

It's quite a sight, and to think that you can just drop in, whenever the mood strikes---that's nice.

Some of my favorite wreaths and arrangements have featured the "wrong" side of magnolia leaves---I think they're gorgeous.

The wind was ferocious last night, and we just listened to the most magnificent symphony right outside our windows, as all five sets of wind-chimes played their hearts out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

rach

LindaG said...

Wonderful old building. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)