On the State Fairgrounds in Jackson is an old brick building back in the corner. It was beautiful in its day. It was an armory but has seen use as a basketball court and also has a stage at one end. But now it is falling in and used as a room for...well, junk. Mother Nature will finish her off soon.
Some other scenes from downtown Jackson, including the menu of the Mayflower Cafe, a parking meter (just don't see these much anymore), the State Capitol, a bar near the Capitol, the Naval Reserve Building (which has seen better days), and some railroad spikes along the railroad tracks that run on the south side of town.
I took my photo buddy Robert Walker over for a tour of Jackson early Saturday morning. We started on Farish Street. The street is right across from the recently renovated King Edward Hotel. I hope that renovation continues down Farish Street in the future. That's been talked about for years, however, but not much has happened so far. The building featured at top is right near the King Edward and I just love these shots. Trying to figure out a symbolism angle for the kudzu growing through the windows, but I haven't quite got it yet. Peaches Cafe had just opened for business for the day while we were down there and the Open sign was just a-flashing. And the Alamo is an iconic Jackson location and must be saved! Some folks at one time or the other tried to beautify the empty buildings along the street with murals, such as the one you see in the photos at top. I'll show some more of those next.
Here's a mystery for most of you. Where is this relief located? Some of my buddies over at the Mississippi Preservation blog will get it right away, so maybe they can hold off at least a day before answering! I will provide the answer on Monday morning.