Natchez-under-the-Hill and its trappings

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Natchez-under-the-Hill was the most notorious river landing on the entire Mississippi.

It was KNOWN for a row of saloons built on stilts over the river, called “trap-door saloons.”

Naïve travelers who wandered into one of these saloons, were often clubbed to death and robbed of their belongings; their bodies dropped into the river thru trap doors in the floor of the saloon

I have survived this year visit, and have only few scars and photos from this experience.

Isle of Capri Casino is a stationary boat Casino in Natchez, Mississippi and is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 17,364 square foot gaming space features 620 gaming machines and ten table games. So they can still rob you blind, but it is legal and voluntary!

In the background is Vidalia bridge, crossing to Louisiana.

Entered in Forum 2015 May/June VMC competition Ports on Water.

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Comments (159)

Alexander Nikolov on February 11, 2012

Very interesting photo! LIKE

khoi tranduc on February 13, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Zabb Csaba on February 14, 2012

Voted & YSL

Best wishes, Csaba

mr scottyow on February 15, 2012


very nice photo.

senmax on February 18, 2012

Very nice. Like.

Martin Bring on February 19, 2012

Great shot of some Riverboat Gamblers Tom


Michael Bilodeau on February 21, 2012

Voted and good luck Tom, found it by pure coincidence. Good luck,...Michael :)

minusca on February 21, 2012

Hello Tom, I saw first aid to disinfectants around .... but at least you won?? Excellent photography! Voted+like minu

Tomros on February 21, 2012

Thanks! No Minu, I did not even play!

O.K. that means I won, right!

pedro car on February 25, 2012

Fantastic composition, beautiful colors; I like

Marin Stanisic on February 27, 2012

Beautiful ship - L107. Greetings, Marin

Premysl on February 28, 2012

Netušil jsem, že hraniční území mezi Mississippi a Lousianou může být tak zhýralé a nebezpečné :)) Řeka asi nepatří pod žádný stát. Pěkný snímek L108 Greetings, Přemysl

Tomros on February 28, 2012

;-), neni to tak zlý! přežil jsem to!

Salinos No Views on March 1, 2012

A very beautiful composition.




Derek郝♥中華CHINA on March 4, 2012

Superb work! Remarkable~ Like

Best Regards,Derek

Geezer Vz on March 5, 2012

Between getting clubbed to death and getting shanghaied, the river was a pretty treacherous place to be.

But the river provided a beautiful photographic venue for you. This is a wonderful image. Very good color and extremely sharp without the artifacts that come from software sharpening. An excellent photograph.



Tomros on March 5, 2012

It this quite safe to travel along the big river in the present day.

Nobody took advantage of me, casinos leave me cold. I went inside, but people smoke there and it stinks.

I rarely use the software sharpening. Last several months, not at all. Like you, I do not like the result!

Carles G on March 5, 2012

Excellent picture.Like+favorite. best regards, Carles

Tomros on March 5, 2012

Thank to All photo lovers to stop by and passing their critical eye over this image.

Thanks also for all the likes - 111 and the latest Fave -13 to Carles.

Greetings, Tomas

Dr.Azzouqa on March 14, 2012

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 26, 2012
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/12/03 09:41:09
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash