Mississippi today is full of contrasts and contradictions. Along the state's border defined by the Mississippi River, you'll find tall casinos rising above old cotton farms, vast agricultural lands carved out of the old bottomland forests, a rich musical heritage that arose from great poverty, and antebellum towns and plantations, some in better shape than
Tennessee may not claim a lot of Mississippi River real estate, but it is home to the largest city on the river, Memphis, and abounds with great natural beauty. Most of the photos in this gallery are from Memphis, but check back, as I'll be adding to it in the next few months.
The Great River Road in Missouri passes through historic small towns, like internationally famous Hannibal, but if you get just a little off the highway, you can easily find dense bottomland forests, sand bars, overlooks, and great hikes. Scroll through the images in this gallery to help figure out what you want to visit next.
Of the ten states that border the Mississippi River, Kentucky has the smallest amount of riverfront, just 60 miles. With space limited, there aren't many towns on the river (Wickliffe, Columbus, and Hickman), but Kentucky can claim one of the most unusual geographic locations in the country: an exclave called Kentucky Bend or Bubbleland. This
Louisiana is a photogenic state, with a great mix of wild places and fascinating cities. Scroll through the images in this gallery for a slice of life along the state's Mississippi River corridor, but check back. I'll be adding more photos in the next few months. For pictures of New Orleans, go to this gallery.
The Crescent City; the Big Easy; The City that Care Forgot; the Birthplace of Jazz. New Orleans goes by many names. Take a look around the city with me; here's a gallery of a few of the pictures I've taken on recent trips. I'll be adding more in the next few months.