Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
One more from Monday's Memorial Day Parade on Congress Street. I wish there were this many people out in this area everyday. I find NYC's sidewalks full of people fascinating. Portland, however, certainly is alive again with tourists and locals coming out of their winter hibernation.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I post a picture from South Portland's spring point every now and then, but here is a slightly different taken on that 'postcard' view. The lighthouse in the middle of the picture, Bug Light, is the area where most of those photos are taken (and where my recent 'looking into the past' shot was taken also). This is from further back near Fort Preble. Makes it look like Munjoy Hill is just a short jump across the water!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Haven't shared one of these in a while, this is from the Flickr Meetup on Saturday. Note that the 'before' picture (source) shows that this area wasn't a touristy destination back in the day and even Bug Light wasn't maintained very well. Much has been done to revitalize this area in the last decade(s).
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
"Are you friendly, outgoing and a physically active? Can you be all of the above while wearing a large Acorn costume? If so..."
- Spotted while browsing a local job website, see the wanted ad here. Oakhurst is looking for a new hire to be their mascot, Oakie. In this economy I am sure they will get more than a few applicants!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here are a few interesting things from around the local blog circuit...
Rights of Way reveals the MDOT's flowchart, which looks pretty accurate.
Portland 207 has the scoop on dance team tryouts for the new 'Maine Red Claws' basketball team. Job requirements: "...a car and a willingness to show up for the 24 home games."
Strange Maine covers the falling moose epidemic. (I use the word epidemic lightly)
Munjoy Hill News has a nice write-up about the Portland Harbor Museum's move from the SMCC campus in South Portland to downtown on Congress Street. Grand opening 5/20.
The MidCoast Collective has some nice posts on their recent advertising project for the Salvation Army. To go along with the theme of the campaign, my mentioning of their advertisements costs nothing!
Labels: Around the Peninsula
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
City-Data.com has some neat information and a map highlighting the Parkside neighborhood, see here. I've read before that it is the most dense neighborhood in the state of Maine, and I believe it due to the pretty small geographic area and amount of multi-family buildings.
A few shots from the walk to work yesterday. This first one is looking down Deering Avenue, where it begins at Bramhall Square. This is one of my favorite views in the area. It's nice to see so much green.
And this is looking East on Sherman Street, from Deering Avenue. The Back Bay Tower on Cumberland Avenue can kind of be seen through the trees.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
According to wikipedia...
Evergreen Cemetery is a cemetery in Portland, Maine. With 239 acres (0.97 km2) of land, it is the largest cemetery in Maine. It was established in 1855. The Wilde Memorial Chapel, an on-site granite Gothic building, was a gift to the city by the family of Samuel Wilde in 1902, and is used as a place for memorial and wedding services
Pretty neat, here are a couple pictures from this past weekend:
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The Pink Tulip Project is an annual awareness effort by the Maine Cancer Foundation. It is now an annual blog post here as well. Here are some tulips on the Western Promenade:
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This pay phone is near the end of the (deteriorating) state pier. Looks like a good place to shoot a scene for a mobster movie, I think. In the meantime, Wilco, Conor Oberst, and the Mystic Valley Band will be having a show on the pier this summer. (see Hillytown for details)
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Looking down Middle Street, between Exchange and Union Streets. The building on the right is the Casco Bank Building. Directly to the right of the Casco Bank Building (Former headquarters of a former bank), is the Canal Plaza complex which is home to Key Bank among other tenants. For a great read about a street that used to be right next to the Casco Bank, check out this Strange Maine story.