Sunday, August 31, 2014

Street of the Summer

This weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season in Maine (the official end of summer is September 22nd). But this sign in the West End will be up all year:

Summer Street sign in Portland, Maine August 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Jewell Island - Towards the Sea

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Jewell Island has a couple of old observation towers that are still standing which provide pretty amazing views of Casco Bay. Here is a shot from the taller tower looking towards the open water.

Jewell Island Portland, Maine Casco Bay New England August 2014 Summer Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jewell Island Campsite

I am slowly starting to sift through my photos from Jewell Island that I got last week. A quick and scenic ride on the Rita B. brought me out to this unique Casco Bay Island to watch the sunset and explore the old observation towers. Pictured below is one of the several campsites that are available to overnight visitors. 

August 2014 Summer Jewell Island camp site in Casco Bay near Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Night Lights

Pictured today is the main branch of the Portland Public Library. The first phase of renovations completed in 2010 revamped the entrance area along Congress Street (among many other interior improvements) and I look forward to seeing whatever the next phase of renovation brings. 

August 2014 Summer Night at Portland Public Library at 5 Monument Square photo by Corey Templeton

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014


A previously unpublished photo (just one of thousands from over the years) taken last September. I am having a hard time remembering the last time it was nice and foggy. It makes for some interesting photos I think. 

Portland, Maine September 2013 Summer Shack on Free Street black and white photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, August 22, 2014


From the same spot as yesterday, looking back towards our fair city:

June 2014 Summer Sunset from Old Port towards downtown skyline in Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


A view of the entrance to the harbor with the Custom House in the foreground:

June 2014 Summer Portland, Maine Nova Star ferry arriving from Old Port and Custom House photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ocean Gateway Moon

The moon breaking through some clouds last week over Ocean Gateway:

August 2014 Summer in Portland, Maine Super Moon over Ocrean Gateway and Casco Bay at Night photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sky & Steeple

The top of the First Parish Church on Congress Street set against a blue sky during twilight:

Portland, Maine USA August 2014 Summer First Parish Church on Congress Street photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, August 18, 2014

Slow Ride

A sign on High Street politely asks drives to "drive slowly" due to the valet parking at the Westin hotel. As noted in this recent New York Times article, actually slowing traffic to a safe speed is more successful by context (designing roads for lower speeds) than just signage.

High Street Portland, Maine USA Night Photo at Congress Square Drive Slowly sign at night photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, August 17, 2014