|The colorful birthplace home of Tennessee Williams|
Last week we had to go to Mississippi for a family funeral. You can read about that here on my other blog.
On the way to Starkville, I noticed a sign near the Columbus exit that said this was the "Tennessee Williams Birthplace" welcome center. Since I was the one driving, as I usually am on road trips, I decreed that we would stop on the way home, and so we did. (I drive because (1) I am a control freak and (2) my husband gets lost going around the block.) We did not go in, as it did not appear to be open, but it was a dreary rainy day (this past Wednesday when there were nasty storms afoot).
The house is very colorful, as was it's namesake. Looking around the little town, I spied a number of other structures which caught my eye. I did park a couple of times and take a few shots. I thought you might enjoy them, too.
There was a very old Episcopal church which caught my eye.
And then, this house. Uninhabited it appeared, but look at the architectural details! I wish I could get a house like this and restore every nook and cranny.
|Two of these, one of either side of the gate. They were chained up on the back legs.... look closely, bottom left.|
Do quaint little towns intrigue you, too? I don't think it is the town itself so much as it is the imagining of the lives that were lived in these old homes. There must have been something going on here -- it produced Tennessee Williams. So many Southern writers have come from Mississippi. What do you think?
I am linking to Susan for Metamorphosis Monday, the Texas ladies at Cowgirl UP and Nita for Mod Mix Monday. For Wedensday, I am linking to Kim for Wow Us Wednesday.