Yesterday was the second anniversary of Preservation in Mississippi, but in keeping with the tradition I began inadvertently last year, we will celebrate that grand occasion today instead. Since the very first post on MissPres–typed out on a whim before I really had a clue what I was getting into–was about the re-opening of the Old Capitol after its Katrina damage, our first post of each new year goes back to the OC as a touchstone before launching out into new adventures.
This year, instead of a bunch of deep thoughts, I thought it would be fun just to reflect on the Old Capitol and on all its reflections in downtown Jackson. Lest you think I am the only person who ever noticed some of these views, check out Nerboo’s mirror image on Flickr.
You might also notice the other tradition when starting a new year here on MissPres–a new header image. I loved our first header, Bailey High School in Jackson, and our second header, Durant High School, also an Overstreet building, but this year we’re going with something a little more down-to-earth, but still a building eminently able to represent Mississippi. I grabbed this shot of the cotton gin and grain silo at Thornton, in Holmes County, a few weeks ago on one of the rare crisp clear winter days we’ve had recently, and then I started fiddling around in Photoshop. I hope y’all like it–if not, wait a year and we’ll find something else come next February.