Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Above the Hub

Looking down at Fore Street. This is from the same level of the parking garage that yesterday's photo was taken. It's a good place for  a bird's-eye view of the Old Port.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Everett Hotel

This building at 51 Oak Street, right off on Congress in Portland's Arts District, was once the Everett Hotel. The picture on the city website's property lookup page shows the building as also being the Oak Leaf Hotel at one time. It currently functions as dorms for nearby MECA and has ground floor retail and restaurant space. 

I am in favor of the Everett Hotel sign being re-painted here:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Another Day

It looks foggy and rainy outside this morning. Here are some picture that match the mood:


Landmark reflected:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Portland Pink Tulip Project

Today's photo is of the pink tulips in Lincoln Park. The Pink Tulip Project, per their website, is:

...A fundraising project that benefits the Women's Cancer Fund at the Maine Cancer Foundation. Gardens are established to raise funds, create awareness and support for those who have been affected by breast cancer and beautify the community. Established in 2001, the Women's Cancer Fund ensures that resources would always be available for breast and other cancers that affect women.
Be sure to check out their website for more details and ways to get involved.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Long Wharf

Here are a couple photos along Portland's Long Wharf. The photos were taken on different days but it kind of looks like they were taken the same day because it was the same foggy overcast for about a week. Nice to see some sun this morning!

Which photo do you prefer?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday in May

Strolling part St. Lawrence Arts Center on Munjoy Hill

Renovations on the nearby Emerson School building, on Emerson Street, which will be part of the Munjoy Commons development by Avesta:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lobster Plate

On Monument Street on Munjoy Hill:

In front of the Eastern Cemetery on Congress Street:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Salt and Pepperclub

Salt Institute on Congress and Pepperclub/Good Egg Cafe on Middle Street:

Next door to the Pepperclub on Middle  Street, in front of  Dean's Sweets.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Swap Maine

The inaugural Swap Maine event is happening this Saturday, May 21st. Perhaps you have seen posters like these around town announcing the clothing swap event:

Check out the Swap Maine website for all the details. To summarize, the event is happening Saturday from 10-4 and is at Head Games Salon, at 116 Free Street. The event benefits Goodwill and tickets are $10, but if  you drop off a bag of clothes for the swap (which you can do tonight from 4-7 at Head Games Salon) you  get free admission. If you bring a bag of clothes the day of the swap then the ticket is $5, or if  you show up with no clothes it's only $10 and the proceeds benefit a great cause (Goodwill).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On the Road: Cape Elizabeth

Here are a few pictures from the town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, which is just south of Portland. The far left picture is from Two Lights State Park and the other two are from Kettle Cove Beach.

And here is a little collage of the famed Lobster Shack at Two Lights:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Standard Baking Co.

Standard Baking Co., by Corey Templeton

And some reader submitted photos inside Standard Baking Co., by Jim Brake. Thanks for sharing, Jim!

Photos by Jim Brake

Monday, May 16, 2011

Under Construction

I don't think I have posted pictures of some new buildings under construction on the peninsula in a while.

These first three pictures are of the Portside Residences / Hampton Inn Hotel / Sebago Brewing Company Restaurant building on the corner of Fore and Franklin Streets. Per Munjoy Hill News, Sebago Brewing will be opening over memorial day weekend and the hotel will be opening in July.

Progress being made on the Oak Street Lofts, a new Avesta property. Located on... Oak Street. Formerly a parking lot. I'm looking forward to following the building's progress. It will be four stories in height, containing 37 apartments and some sort of community space on the first floor. It is aimed towards artists.

This new building at 231 York Street, by the bridge, is going be a new restaurant named River House. Per Portland Food Map, it is by the owners of nearby El Rayo. This was formerly the site of  the Ice House / Popeye's

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Flashback: May 2010

Here are some photos I posted last year around this time. You can navigate prior posts one-month-at-a-time by scrolling down to the  'archives' section on the right side of this page. Here are quick links to May 2010, May 2009, and May 2008.

Portland Street

First Friday Folks
Goodbye Jordan's

Saturday, May 14, 2011

City Hall in Spring

Some more photo taken around city hall the same day as these two (posted a couple weeks ago):

Friday, May 13, 2011

Reader Photos - Courtney Vermette

Let's take a look at a couple photos sent in by a photographer named Courtney Vermette. Courtney doesn't live in Portland, but she travels here every summer and brings her camera along for the trip. Check out her website, Vermette Photography, and some more of  her Portland photos here. Nice work!

Photo by Courtney Vermette 

Photo by Courtney Vermette
Want  to share your Portland photos here? Send me an email or post  the photos to the Portland Daily Photo Flickr group. The fine print:

I will credit you accordingly if your image is used and I will link it back to your website and/or Flickr account . You will retain all rights to your photos. Unfortunately I can't provide any monetary rewards, but perhaps you will get a few extra visitors to your site!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gingko Blue Jazz and Blues Lounge

I think this place is opening sometime soon. Gingko Blue is a project of  the owners of Walter's restaurant, which is located in the same building (it was previously on Exchange Street). This is at the corner of Fore Street and Union Street. I think the signage and front entrance look pretty sharp.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

April Outtakes

Some leftovers from April...

Pond Tree Monster:

Church of Rite Aid:

Portland welcomes you:

Day Before Monday

Local seagull waiting  for the workweek to begin again.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's All About the Skyline

Another take from the bridge the other day:

As I mentioned yesterday, I have uploaded a larger size of yesterday's panorama. I can't seem to get it to upload at the larger size on blogger, so here is it over at imageshack if you are curious.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Skyline Panorama

Feel free to click this image for a larger size (edit - I will post a larger size of this tomorrow):

Another photo taken from the bridge, I might post a few more tomorrow: