Travel Haiku - Natchez, Mississippi
a few eagles
flying in triumph
we concentrate our talks
on mixed ancestry
The past is always present in Natchez, Mississippi. Once the seat of a Native American empire, it has flown five flags since the French settled it in the 1700s—French, British, Spanish, American, and Confederate. Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez is the Queen of antebellum architecture, home to sprawling plantations and 600 intact pre-Civil War mansions. Must-sees include Longwood and Stanton Hall, perhaps the grandest estates of all. Getting around is easy: Enjoy the city's Southern charm by carriage or trolley, or take to the streets by foot or bike.