Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Ruins of Windsor

I was most excited about visiting the Windsor Ruins. This place fascinates me. It was a built as a residence for Smith Daniel in 1859-1861. It was a grand home that was used as a Union hospital and observation post during the Civil War. It burned down in 1890 when a guest left a cigar unattended on the balcony. The Corinthian columns remain. I read that the iron staircase has been relocated to Alcorn State University.

This is how we were feeling when we got there. Our colds were making us grumpy. But, we had to see everything we could.







The Windsor Ruins are magical. I wish I could have had the place all to myself (with my Dan) and we could spread out a big blanket in the middle of those columns and lay out in the sunshine. Think of all the daydreams I could come up with.
Magical.

3 comments:

Katherine said...

This kind of stuff is fascinating to me. Too bad you were sick.

Roger and Melissa said...

How did you discover all of these wonderful places to visit while in Mississippi? I missed out on a lot! Boo-Hoo!

Parker said...

Melissa,

You got to go to the mini Grand Canyon. I didn't get to go there. I wish we could be exploring Mississippi together. But maybe we'll get to explore the WEst together.

hugs,
kat