Saturday, September 20, 2014

From a Window Seat

A view towards the Portland Observatory looking through a Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad car. 

Portland Observatory and Munjoy Hill looking through Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Car in Portland, Maine 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Under Construction: September 2014 (2)

I left a few locations off of my post earlier this month so it's time for another entry.

First is the project on Maine Wharf (to the left) which may include a restaurant on the first floor and office space above:

Portland, Maine Construction September 2014 Maine Wharf photo by Corey Templeton


Sheridan Street Apartments, which will sit on a 45 degree incline below Standpipe Park. Hoping the views from the Park aren't negatively impacted.

Portland, Maine Construction September 2014 Sheridan Street Apartments Munjoy Hill photo by Corey Templeton

Munjoy Heights rises in the distance. And in the foreground, the current location of Casale's Auto on Washington Avenue may become the site of East Cove Townhomes.

Portland, Maine Construction September 2014 Munjoy Heights and East Cove Townhomes Washington Avenue Munjoy Hill photo by Corey Templeton


And for good measure, an update on West End Place.

Portland, Maine Construction September 2014 West End Place apartments photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Block of Bricks

A late afternoon sun lighting up the front of the Thomas Block on Commercial Street:

Thomas Block Building at 100 Commercial Street in Portland, Maine Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

West St.

Pictured today is a sunflower on West Street. Sidewalk-based gardens (in the area between the sidewalk and the road), such as this one, are a nice way for residents to show off their green thumbs and make their street a little more picturesque. 

Sunflower on West Street in the West End of Portland, Maine. September 2014. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, September 15, 2014

When You Look to the West

Your standard bench and sunset photo at the Western Promenade last evening:

Portland, Maine September 2014 Western Promenade Sunset and Bench photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Martin's Point Bridge, 2014

I did a quick walk-by of the new Martin's Point Bridge today. A "grand opening bash" was held along the pedestrian and bicycle walkway on the east side of the bridge and along the Portland approach. 

Martin's Point Bridge between Portland, Maine and Falmouth, Maine. September 2014. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Martin's Point Bridge between Portland, Maine and Falmouth, Maine. September 2014. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Martin's Point Bridge between Portland, Maine and Falmouth, Maine. September 2014. Photo by Corey Templeton.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Modern Day Explorer

The Explorer of the Seas, one of the cruise ships in town today, pictured at Ocean Gateway. Some of the tourists on board might have been disappointed by the afternoon weather, but I think Portland tends to be rather photogenic with some cloud cover and passing showers. 

Portland, Maine September 2014 Royal Carribean Explorer of the Seas cruise ship at Ocean Gateway photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, September 12, 2014

Top of the Hill

A view from above the Hilltop Superette and North Street from the Portland Observatory:

Portland, Maine September 2014 view from Portland Observatory at Sunset over North Street and Hilltop Superette Store photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Light the Way

A recent view of the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, otherwise known as Bug Light, in South Portland. You would be correct to assume that I also have some skyline shots to share from this spot. 

South Portland, Maine Portland Breakwater Lighthouse Bug Light Sunset August 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Portland Welcomes You

I'm not sure if the city is going for a rustic vibe, or if these signs around town just need to be replaced. I like the design overall but I think it's time for a refresh!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Under Construction: September 2014

Time for an update on some of the new buildings rising around the peninsula. In no particular order:

409 Cumberland Avenue,  housing by Avesta. 

409 Cumberland Avenue housing by Avesta Construction August 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton


118 on Munjoy Hill, luxury condos with first floor retail.

118 on Munjoy Hill condo Congress Street Construction September 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton


West End Place, apartments with first floor retail on the corner of Pine and Brackett Streets.

West End Place Portland, Maine Pine and Brackett Street Construction September 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton


Munjoy Heights, luxury townhomes off of Walnut Street.

Munjoy Heights luxury townhomes construction in Portland, Maine Munjoy Hill August  2014 Photo by Corey Templeton


Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus expansion (new operating rooms). 

Maine Medical Center September 2014 construction in Portland, Maine Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sun & Water

A recent sunset reflected off of the water of Casco Bay between South Portland and Portland:

August 2014 Summer Sunset reflected off water of Casco Bay in Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bike Corral

Portland's first bike corral was set up on Friday in front of Crema Coffee and Rosemont Market on Commercial Street. One bicycle corral can provide temporary parking for up to ten bicycles (as opposed to just one car). You can read more about the project in the city's press release here. If this pilot location goes well then we will hopefully see a few more corrals in front of local businesses next year. 

Bike parking corral in Portland, Maine USA on Commercial Street in front of Crema Coffee and Rosemont Market Bakery. September 2014. Photo by Corey Templeton.