I remember the first time years ago we stayed in downtown Jackson on our way to NOLA. I felt shock and disbelief that the state of Mississippi would allow its capital city to be filled with dark, abandoned buildings and emptiness. The downtown spoke of widespread poverty, neglect and crime. The King Edward Hotel, now a Hilton Garden Inn, seemed to offer some hope of attracting other businesses and uplifting its street corner, at least. But in the years that we have been coming here, nothing has changed.
I took these photos a couple weeks ago as we walked back to our hotel after dinner.