My name is Shannon Ballard. I love exploring cities and small towns in the Southeast and sharing photos of my visits. There are so many historic, fascinating and unique sights to see when you get off the beaten path and take the time to Explore the South. I was born and raised in Alabama and currently reside in Mississippi.  I love history and photography and spend a lot of time explore towns around the Southeast to see what I can learn and what I can photograph. I’m no expert. Just a Southern woman who loves this part of the country. My friends have asked me to share my photos and the stories behind them for years. So this blog and photos you’ll see here are shared with love and the hope that you enjoy what you see. Maybe they’ll even inspire you to Explore the South!

In addition to sharing photos here, I also host a podcast called Southern Mysteries, exploring historical mysteries and legendary figures of the American South. You can learn more about the show here and listen to the latest epsiode in the player below.


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