Monday, January 11, 2016

Windsor Ruins from above

 Jackson Jambalaya presents Windsor Ruins as never seen before. Many pictures have been taken of the famous Mississippi landmark but none from above.  JJ recently acquired a Yuneec Typhoon 500 drone with a 4k camera and made  a video of the ruins as the first project.  Photographer Rick Guy shot and edited the footage you see below.   The video is best seen in high definition.  Click on the wheel (settings) on the Youtube frame and select 720.  We hope you enjoy this presentation of Windsor Ruins. 

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The Daniell family built a plantation home on the site of Windsor Ruins in 1861. The home faced the Mississippi River as the river back then came very close to the site. It was used as a hospital by Union troops during the Civil War. Only one black and white sketch exists of the completed home. It burned down in 1890 after someone dropped a cigar that caught fire. Only the columns and a few iron staircases remained. The Daniell family owned the estate and donated it to the state in 1974. Two of the remaining staircases disappeared and the family donated the remaining staircase to Alcorn State University.


Anonymous said...

that is really cool

Anonymous said...

Thanks, KF. I really enjoyed seeing this. If those old columns could only talk. Imagine the tales they could share.

Anonymous said...

Spectacular, thanks for sharing. Best treatment of Windsor story is in "Lost Mansions of Mississippi", University Press 1996. By the way, what is the music accompanying this clip?

exjxnres said...

Thank you Kingfish. Rick Guy is an awesome photographer and seems to perform equally well with the drone. GREAT VIDEO...!!!

Speaks said...

Amazing! So nicely done Rick Guy.

Polaroid Fan said...

I don't like this sort of 'photography'. It seems unnatural and I ain't used to it. We were created to see things from a specific vantage point and frame of reference, that of upright homosapien, not that of a bird. But I am tickled pink that you have a new hobby.

Anonymous said...

Great Job!!!!!

Anonymous said...

douchehhhhhhh -> Polaroid Fan

Anonymous said...

I guess Polaroid Fan doesn't fly either, him being a grounded homosapien and all.

Anonymous said...

Polaroid.... Drone photography anything BUT a hobby!!! Idiot!

The times they are a changin'. said...

Thanks, KF. Great views.

So, Polaroid, how do you feel about musical instruments, like pianos and organs, in church? :)

Messick said...

Easy, kiddos...

There'd be some sarcasm in these parts, here about.

Anonymous said...

Very cool, especially for your first project! Looking forward to more videos!

Anonymous said...

The first time I went to Windsor Ruins was on a Boy Scout hike, when I was about 10 years old. Through the next 50 years I made several more trips, the last being about 6 years ago. After seeing this stunning video I can't wait to go again...SOON!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful music! Sounds like it's from the Nineties. Perfectly sets the tone for the visuals, with just the right threads of 'Irish' thrown in.

I'm amazed to see the faint footprint of the outer walls. Strange that the foundation is so thin, actually: I presume this means that the walls, beyond the ground floor, were either of wood, or were brick, but not two-feet-thick, as were those at Mount Holly. It's interesting, also, to see how narrow the galleries were. This would have allowed more interior volume, of course.

The persistent Internet trolls, who continue to attack Queen Mary for Madison's "fake" Corinthian columns, should note that the ones here (as well as those on many of the State's iconic structures) are Corinthian - and "fake" (I presume that "real" means carved from stone.) Here, the "fake" is achieved through stucco over brick, with cast iron capitals and bases. The point is that they exist, and they are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The walls at Mount Holly are anything but two feet thick.

Kingfish said...

The video can be shared. Fire away on Facebook and Twitter.

Anonymous said...

"The walls at Mount Holly are anything but two feet thick."
January 12, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Oh. 'Two feet' is what I read, somewhere. Anyway, since you seem to have measured the walls, maybe you know who burned the place down? And do you know the names of the vandals who destroyed so much, in the months prior to the fire?

Is anything being done, to find and punish these criminals?

Dorsey Carson said...

Very well done, KF. Thanks for that.

Kingfish said...

Wish a replica of the stair case could be placed back at the ruins. It was moved to the chapel at Alcorn State.

Allejulia Reams said...

Well my Stars **** that was beautiful, Thank you! My Gr.Grandmother is Sarah Eliza Freeland of the Freeland Plantation next to Windsor - they were cousins with Daniell. I got teary-eyed [at 73] because my mother visited the Freeland Plantation when she was 12 yrs old, and the Windsor ruins. Again Thank You....a good sample of drone use I must say. How may I personally use this video????

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