Friday, December 31, 2010

Portland Monthly Photo 2010

Since it is the last day of the year, here is a random picture from each month of 2010 As always, the archives can be visited by clicking through previous month's posts on the right column of the site, this section about half way down the page.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow What

Just a few more photos from the Sunday/Monday storm then I will be ready to move on:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Long Weekend

Here are a few pictures from the storm yesterday. I had a snow day from work so I have a few more to share in the coming days.

A tribute to the public works department:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

This will probably be the last blatantly obvious Christmas themed picture for a while. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

In The Windows

Longfellow Square has a Christmas tree, sort of. I think this tree is in the window of a unisex salon called 'Tonic" (correct me if I am mistaken).

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holly Jolly

Cathedral Church of St. Luke on State Street:

From the same spot as a picture I posted several days ago, except this one is at night (in case you couldn't tell):

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Before the Storm

December is apparently the most popular month to hang wreaths on doors:

An alley scene, prior to yesterday's blizzard:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Eat Local: Portland Pie Company

The Portland Pie Company location at 51 York Street:

And next door, Planet Dog headquarters. The retail store is on Marginal Way.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Cold December Night

I've been having good luck with night photos recently, despite the low temperatures that make me not want to stop in one place too long to snap a photo. Here's a couple shots from Tommy's Park in the Old Port. This first one is the alley behind the Grill Room restaurant:

Some lights on one of the nearby trees:

Also, thanks to everyone who has purchased a 2011 wall calendar that I created . If anyone is doing some last minute shopping, there is still time to get a copy of this calendar before Christmas. And of course, there is plenty of time to order one before the new year, when a 2011 calendar will actually be useful.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Before & After: Gorham's Corner

Here's a little before & after action in the Gorham's Corner neighborhood, near the corner of York and Danforth Streets.  The old photo comes from the Maine Memory Network, and is circa 1904. The new photo is from me and is from a couple of days ago:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Immigrant Song

The nicely decorated entrance to the former St. Dominic's Church (currently the Maine Irish Heritage Center) at the corner of State and Gray Streets in the West End:

And not far away, this is the backside of The Danforth Inn. I like the chimneys.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


A picture of the Port City Music Hall on a recent evening. Apparently The English Beat, which includes one original member per their Wikipedia page, will be playing Friday. 

I was going to photoshop this photo of the side of the Eastland Hotel so the windows made some sort of message, but I gave up and  did this instead:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Waterville St

Light decorations on Waterville Street:

And some good-looking infill development on the same street:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The State

It's been re-opened since October, but I still enjoy walking by the State Theater and seeing it open again:

The Maine Ballroom Dance Studio, across the street from the State:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bayside Ice Rink

I suggested the installation of a reflecting pool down here back in August (see this post). The puddle here has continued to exist all year long, perhaps in homage to the prior geography of this area (some of Bayside was once underwater as part of Back Cove). Since it is now winter time, I suggest the installation of a skating rink. Perhaps the Pirates could even play a season or two down here so a new civic center can be built.

But we must act fast to put up the skating rink, as the city has used this lot for dumping snow removed from city streets and sidewalks the last several winters. Here it is today:

Here it is once we find some plywood and a zamboni:

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Some more recent photos of the Hampton Inn Hotel (this includes some condos and the new location of Sebago Brewing Company) at the corner of Franklin and Fore Streets:

The customary Christmas Tree at the top of the building: