Friday, August 1, 2014

Garden & Home

One of my favorite houses along the Western Promenade, hiding behind a landscaped garden:

Portland, Maine USA Western Prom Promenade house and garden Summer July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Out With the New, In With the Old

Here is a view of the gazebo in the newly renovated Fort Allen Park on Munjoy Hill. The new pathways and landscaping tastefully replicate the layout of the park at the turn of the previous century. The Friends of the Eastern Promenade are still taking donations for a capital campaign to refurbish the cannons that used to be in the park, add additional fencing, and install interpretive exhibits. 

Friends of the Eastern Promenade Fort Allen Park and Gazebo Summer July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Looking into the Past: Old Orchard Beach Runway

If you thought my photo from nearby Old Orchard Beach posted last week was interesting (how was the beach ever deserted enough for racing cars?), here's another head-scratcher. The beach used to be used as a runway as well, as show in this photo from the 1920's via the Portland Maine History 1786-Present Facebook page. Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh even landed in town once. 

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Greater Portland Summer Looking into the Past Plane on Beach July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pomroy Rock

I recently realized that this mini island off of the East End Beach has a name per Google maps: Pomroy Rock. 

Pomroy Rock bar island off of East End Beach in Portland, Maine Summer July 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Shakespeare in the Park

A shot of last night's performance of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in Deering Oaks Park. The Fenix Theater Company is putting on the free show until August 9th. Check out their website for details. 

Shakespeare in the Park Deering Oaks Portland, Maine Summer 2014 July photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, July 25, 2014

Looking into the Past: Old Orchard Beach Races

I was able to make a rare trip out of Portland a couple weekends ago and brought along some old-timey photos to play with. The old photo in this one is from 1922 and is from the Maine Historical Society's Maine Memory Network. Apparently the pier used to be the start/finish line for automobile races at the time. 

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Greater Portland Summer Looking into the Past July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Narrow Gauge & Co.

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad passing in front of the Portland Company Complex along the Eastern Waterfront:

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad in front of Portland Company Complex Summer June 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, July 21, 2014

Under Construction: July 2014

Time again for a new entry in my "Under Construction" segment. Here are six projects under way around the peninsula.

Avesta's 409 Cumberland Avenue housing is making quick progress:

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction building 409 Cumberland Avenue Avesta photo by Corey Templeton

409 Cumberland Avenue peeking out in the skyline from across Back Cove (on a hazy day):

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction building 409 Cumberland Avenue Avesta photo by Corey Templeton


The West End Place apartments are coming along at the corner of Pine and Brackett Streets in the West End. Developed by Redfern Properties:

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction building West End Place photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction building West End Place photo by Corey Templeton

Maine Medical Center's main campus is expanding by adding a new wing for operating rooms:

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction Maine Medical Center Expansion  photo by Corey Templeton

Viewed from the Maine Med parking garage, we can see luxury townhomes of Munjoy Heights starting to make an impact on the hillside:

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction Munjoy Heights photo by Corey Templeton

From the Portland Observatory a few weeks ago, here is an aerial of 118 on Munjoy Hill, another impressive luxury housing development:

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction 118 on Munjoy Hill photo by Corey Templeton

And lastly, the new building on Maine Wharf is moving right along. I like the curved rooftop:

Portland, Maine July 2014 new construction Maine Wharf photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fort Side

Still working through my photos from Fort Gorges. Here is one from alongside the fort looking back towards town:

Fort Gorges in Portland, Maine July 2014 Summer New England City History photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Upper Forest

Looking down Forest Avenue from where begins/ends at Congress Street:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tri for a Cure

Pictured today is part of the current message on the TIme and Temperature building, which is highlighting the Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure event, an all-women's triathlon that raises money for the organization. 

Bill Nemitz's article in the Press Herald today takes a closer look at the messages that get put up on the Time & Temp sign, as well as the Time & Temp Blog which I am happy to contribute to. 

Portland, Maine Summer July 2014 Time and Temp Building sign Tri for a cure Maine Cancer Foundation photo by Corey Templeton