Sunday, April 20, 2014

Springlike Sunday

Two shots from this morning from in front of the Nickelodeon Cinema. Looks like this tree is getting ready to bloom any day now. 

Portland, Maine Spring Tree on Temple Street April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Spring Tree on Temple Street April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Daylight

An ornate lighting fixture outside of 93 Exchange Street:

Portland, Maine Exchange Street City Hall and 93 Exchange Street Light photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Portland to Yarmouth Nova Star Ferry

Today's photos feature the newly arrived Nova Star cruise ship that will start sailing between Portland (from the Ocean Gateway terminal) and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in May. Looks like a fine vessel. 

Portland, Maine Nova Star Ferry between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at Ocean Gateway April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Nova Star Ferry between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at Ocean Gateway April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

At the Park

Here are three more photos from last evening's Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field:

Portland Maine Portland Sea Dogs AA Minor League Baseball at Hadlock Field photos by Corey Templeton

Portland Maine Portland Sea Dogs AA Minor League Baseball at Hadlock Field photos by Corey Templeton

Portland Maine Portland Sea Dogs AA Minor League Baseball at Hadlock Field photos by Corey Templeton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Batter Up!

A view from this evening's Portland Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field:


Sunday, April 13, 2014

State of Spring

A daytime view of one of my favorite buildings on State Street. I wonder if that second floor porch was added later or if it was part of the original design?

Portland, Maine Historic Building on State Street near Longfellow Square. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Starting to Spring

I think the plants around here were just as anxious for spring to arrive as the people. The first shot is from Post Office Park and the second is from a random front yard:

Portland, Maine Old Port Spring Season April 2014 Post Office Park photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Spring Season April 2014 flowers photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

State View

An elevated view of the entrance to the historic State Theater in Congress Square.

Portland, Mane State Theater Music Hall Congress Street 142 High Street Congress Square photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Munjoy Heights - April 2014

Construction is well underway on a new housing project known as Munjoy Heights. As you can see on the project's website, 29 new townhomes will be constructed on this formerly wooded plot of land halfway between North Street and Cumberland Avenue. As the land is on a pretty steep incline, it will be interesting to see this project rise. And I am happy to hear that "Jack Path," part of the Portland Trails network, will be reopened through here once the construction is complete. 

Portland, Maine April 2014 Munjoy Hill Munjoy Heights Housing Construction photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine April 2014 Munjoy Hill Munjoy Heights Housing Construction photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Question

If this sign was here at the same time as Portland's old Million Dollar Bridge, I would have called this photo "The Million Dollar Question."Alas, I wouldn't have been in Portland to take the photo back then anyhow. I assume this question mark sign once included an arrow pointing to the left to guide people to a visitor information center somewhere in the Old Port. 

Portland, Maine Question Mark Blue Sign at Casco Bay Bridge 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Turn the Corner

This often-photographed sign indicates the intersection of Winter and Spring Streets in the West End. Interestingly, a page on the nearby Portland Club's website tells us that these streets names are not related to the seasons. Instead, Spring Street is named for "a path leading to the town spring, which was located up in the West End" and Winter Street "immortalizes one of the town’s earliest settlers, John Winter."

Portland, Maine Winter and Spring Streets in the West End photo by Corey Templeton