Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunset on the Mississippi

And just to please you with some more sugarcandy: here is the beautiful sunset over Louisiana which lies on the other side of the river.

I experienced this event in Natchez Under-the-Hill. The city itself is situated on the bluffs thus lying high above the river – with an excellent view. However, in the times of boat and steamboat traffic the town was situated directly on the river, therefore: under the hill.

This district became neglected with the arrival of railroad traffic. It became completely obsolete and ruinous when the ferry service to the other side was discontinued after the bridge was built in 1940.

However, today all the houses are bars and restaurants where the locals as well as tourists enjoy their Sunday evening.

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