Friday, February 29, 2008


Bill's Pizza, since 1949, is a pretty popular Old Port pizza destination at night.

In completely unrelated news, it's supposed to snow again tonight and tomorrow. According to the local weatherman...
"As of this morning Portland has received 90.7 inches of snow since
December first making this the fifth snowiest meteorological winter since
snowfall records began in 1882."

Hopefully I shall be able to get out and take some picture this weekend!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Density: the spatial property of being crowded together

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Just a building on Congress Street. Appears to be an apartment building.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

San Francisco of the Northeast?

I'm not too confident that my car could make it up this street in these conditions. Munjoy Hill is a neighborhood on the peninsula, rising about 160 feet above sea level I do believe.

Friday, February 22, 2008


I've always associated 'P-Town' with Provincetown, Massachusetts, but it works for Portland too.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Slip Slidin'

Looking towards Commercial St., from high above. Parking garages provide some excellent views of the urban environment, and are much easier to gain access to than most private structures!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Western End

Hello longtime, first-time, and hopefully not last-time visitors. Today's view is of a small piece of land in the West End, as viewed from the south. Although I am ready for summer, I must say that Portland looks pretty good in the colder months.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Red brick

As you may have noticed, Portland has a lot brick buildings.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Last Summer

In honor of today's warm temperatures (it was in the mid-40s!), here is a picture from last summer. The Casco Bay bridge, as mentioned in yesterday's post, is up and letting a ship pass.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Another winter scene, looking at the freight terminal, with the Key Bank building in the background. This shot is from beneath the Casco Bay Bridge. As I learned a couple months ago in the Portland Press Herald, the water freight industry is making a comeback in the area as it is becoming more competitive with trucking as fuel costs rise. The same goes for trains.

Hurray for my wireless internet signal which is now working about 40% of the time again. :-)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Snow and Ice

A recent snow and ice event, as seen on Congress St. near Congress Square.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


The first couple days of no new material were my fault, but more recently I have had issues with my internet connection. I have had good luck using a neighbor's wireless internet signal for the last two months, but the signal has run dry this past week. Feel free to send donations to my internet fund! In the meantime, I am shopping around for something that isn't too expensive yet usable. Anything fasther than dial-up here costs a minumum of $35 a month. Stay tuned for updates, and happy Valentines Day.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Another wintery day, looking down Marginal Way with the Intermed Building and Bayside Village rising. I don't know much about construciton, but it seems like a challenge building in the elements.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Looking east on York St. on a quiet morning. Despite the fact that a lot of my photographs don't show many (if any) pedestrians, Portland is a prettty bustling little place, especially in the summer.

Winter Oak

I know it just became Wednesday, but this was taken Tuesday morning and is my submission for Tuesday, February 5th. I'll add another photo later today for the 6th!

This photo from State St. is overlooking the pond (used as a skating rink when the weather permits) at Deering Oaks Park. I've always enjoyed fresh snowfall on tree branches.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday Double Shot

I got all caught up in the super bowl yesterday and forgot to post a new photo, so here is one for today and yesterday. Needless to say, I am a Pats fan (For overseas visitors who may not know, Maine is in New England) and am kind of bummed out so there will be no football themed pictures. :P

This is from Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, near the (world?) famous Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in America which was commissioned by George Washington back in the day. Anyways, this photo shows an old building that was part of the fort complex which has slowly deteriorated. Fort Williams was commissioned in 1894 and decommissioned in 1963. For more info.

As spotted in the Old Port. Pass at your own risk? Sounds like a dare! For the curious, this is atop a parking complex with ground floor retail and passing this fortified fence leads to a private roof of some sort.
Have a good Monday, thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Across the Cove

A sunny view this morning from Back Cove. I tried making a panoramic as the skyline streches a little further in each direction, but the bright sun got in my way. A 3 mile trail around the cove is part of the Portland Trails system.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Federal St.

Looking down Federal Street on a recent night. The top of City Hall is prominently lit up in the distance.