Friday, April 29, 2011

Portland Pictured

As sometimes is the case, these two photos have nothing in common except for both being taken in Portland.

Rainy Monument Square:

Fore  River swamp thing, near the construction of the new Veteran's Bridge:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Observatory & Report

From Waterville Street:

This is a general question. These old stone markers are on many  sidewalks around town. They seem to have a M or a W carved  into them. Can anyone confirm what they mark? My best guess is that the letter is a W and  perhaps it indicates a water line or something.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Black and White and Portland All Over

In front of the Time & Temp building on Congress Street, shot from the hip:

Gold Street in the Old Port:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Like a Sunset

Some photos from last evening as the sun was setting.

City Hall:

Congress Street:
 The old Press Herald building:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Snapshots - April 24th

Time for some random snapshots from the ol' camera phone.

Lucky #7 on Deering Street:


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Eats: The Works Bakery Cafe

This is not a food blog, but I do eat sometimes so I think it's okay to occasionally share that here. This isn't as much of a review as it is an overview, because I don't feel qualified to judge. [/preface]

I dined at The Works Bakery Cafe location on Temple Street this rainy Saturday morning with my girlfriend. Located on the ground floor of the parking garage that also houses the Nickelodeon Theater, The Works has a pretty comfortable space. I recommend dining outside when it is not raining and warmer than 35 degrees.

The Works offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items, made from "pure and natural ingredients."  I had a bacon, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich on a plain bagel while my breakfast partner had a plain bagel with cream cheese. The coffee is, I think, there own concoction.

I give The Works a thumbs up, on a scale of thumbs down to thumbs up. Tasty and not too pricey.

Friday, April 22, 2011


At last I have officially moved the blog from:

 http://portlandmainedaily.blogspot.blogger.long/ to

You can still get here using the old domain name, and existing RSS feeds and  such should still be working fine. Let me know if you run into any trouble due to the move and I will see what I can do. 

Today's photo is a reminder, for anyone who may not recall, that I enjoy  pictures that 'flatten' a cityscape and show several contrasting layers. Taken from the Free Street / Monument Square parking garage looking West:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April Exchange Street

In front of 93 Exchange Street. Not sure if the garbage bin adds to the photo or takes away. At least it's one of the nicer city garbage bins.

The cupcakeuccino on the Mornings in Paris board sounds great:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Training

This photo is from Deering Street in the Parkside Neighborhood. Other than the people playing pass, I liked the tree branches framing  the top of the photo.

Monday, April 18, 2011

You Are Loved

Corner of Brown and Congress Streets:

And a less cropped version. I'm not sure which I prefer.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gettin' Down on Friday

Here are some photos from March that I haven't shared yet. Sometimes I find that I take far too many pictures. 

Spring Street:

Fore Street:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reny's Portland

Reny's is open today! These pictures are from a couple days ago, so the scaffolding is all down, the signs are all up, and all systems are go. I look forward to having a Maine adventure here sometime soon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Is Five Guys on Fore Street open now? I took this last weekend and I saw a sign on the door saying "training in progress." I wonder if there  will be a dining  area outside. That would be nifty in the warmer months.

Not too far away, work continues on the Portside Project:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Eagle Has Landed

To answer yesterday's question, the Eagle landed on the Time &  Temperature Building over in Monument Square. Good eyes!

Looking up a nearby building on Cumberland Ave:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Where is this? Eagle Edition

A new edition to the "Where is this?" series. Feel free to guess where in Portland this Eagle is in the comments section. No prizes this time. But the winners can have a sense of pride in their random knowledge of Portland.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Anderson Street

This photo is of part of the oddly colored buildings(s) on Anderson Street in East Bayside:

Here's a reader photo of the same building, submitted on the Portland Maine Daily Photo Flickr Group by Maine Mike. Thanks for participating, Mike! Check out some of this user's other photos here.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


As you can see from the banner, the biennial is running from April 7 - June 5. According  to the museum's website, the biennial showcases the best in today's art world by artists associated with Maine. I am a fan of the free Fridays (from 5-9pm) at the museum.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pullen Fountain

It  looks like work has just about been completed around the Pullen Fountain on Federal Street (located right behind the central fire station on Congress Street). The fountain is a horse watering trough and is named after Stanley Thomas Pullen, who was a president of  the Maine State Society  for the  Protection of Animals. The benches and granite pavement are new, as well as the traffic barriers along the road to protect the fountain from snowplows and closely parked cars.

Here's a photo I took in in 2009 of  the fountain,  looking in the other direction: 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Something To Do: Portland Stage

In this installment of "Something To Do," I present Portland Stage. The Portland Stage Company is located at 25A Forest Avenue in the heart of the Arts District. Per their website:

"Portland Stage, Maine's largest fully professional, non-profit theater, is committed to providing the finest productions for audiences in a broad region of Northern New England."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Better Know a Trail: Loring Memorial Trail

In today's "Better Know a Trail," Portland Trails edition, here is the short but  excellent Loring Memorial Trail. The trail was officially opened in October 2010 and  connects North Street and Loring Memorial Park with the Eastern Promenade and Back Cove Trails. Here's a post on the Friends of the Eastern Promenade site about this trail.

Monday, April 4, 2011

April Fool

I only found this message in Bayside a couple of days too late:

Further East in the Bayside neighborhood:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Redo - Exchange Street Moment

I've recently been going through my extensive photographic archives from the last few years, trying to pick out photos to add to my new photography website []. In addition to picking photos to add to my site and editing them to be suitable for selling, I am coming across a lot of photos that I shared here in the past that could have been edited differently. Here is an example. This is from Exchange Street last summer:

And here it is with a fresh perspective and color:

Saturday, April 2, 2011