Thursday, June 30, 2011

Munjoy Hill Scenes

The Observatory, which I aim to take pictures from sometime this summer:

Cat nap:

This is a area, and no pets are allowed:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Looks like a rainy morning out there. Here are some photos from another recent rainy morning.

Corner of Congress and State Street:

The Ohno! Cafe at 87 Brackett Street in the West End:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Food Cart

I like stumbling upon the occasional non-hot dog oriented food cart.This is the Hella Good Tacos cart in Monument Square:

To the left of the above picture:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Forest City

A view from Baxter Boulevard / Back Cove: 

Lobster boat passing under Tukey's Bridge:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


The ground floor of the Schwartz Building, at Congress Square, is pictured below. The building was featured in a recent Forecaster article concerning the progress of renovations and what the hold-up is.

Looking to the left of the above photo down Congress Street:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

View from the Top

Looking west from Elm Street:

A nice rooftop deck off of Pearl Street:

Monday, June 20, 2011

More West End

Some more buildings that usually catch my eye on the West End of the Portland peninsula.

Bowdoin Street

Former carriage house

The Portland Club on State Street

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cruise Ship Season

One of  the first big ships is in town today. It's nice to see all the tourists out and about.

Construction progress on the nearby Hampton Inn:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Petite Jacqueline

Restaurant Petite Jacqueline in Longfellow Square. Looks like a nice spot for outside dining on a summer evening. 

Nearby on State Street:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Old Meets New

Where the old Million Dollar Bridge meets the Casco Bay Bridge:

A nearby train tunnel under Beach Street, maybe it  will see use again someday:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green Courtyard

This is the courtyard next to the First Parish Church on Congress Street. I've taken pictures in it and of it before, but walking by on a recent rainy evening it looked especially nice with all the greenery.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


This first photo is from a parking lot behind the Gulf of Maine Research Institute:

Construction progress on the former Cumberland Cold Storage warehouse, also off of  Commercial Street. It is the future home of the Pierce Atwood law firm:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Four Umbrellas

A little rain is a good thing. Here are some people with umbrellas who may or may not feel the same:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Old Port Fest 2011

Just one photo from today's 38th annual Old Port Festival. Don't let this one picture fool you, there was a large crowd as usual and lots of stuff to do. It was, as usual, lightly raining, which I think adds to the atmosphere.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Old Port Pre-Festival

This are will likely be more crowded on Sunday, the day of the 38th annual Old Port Festival. The corner of Exchange and Fore Streets:

Nearby, corner of Fore and Silver streets:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Congress Square Pano

I did a panorama view  of  the Eastern Waterfront the other day, so here is one of Congress Square,looking towards the East: 

Another take:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Off the Peninsula

Pictured below is the prestigious St. Joseph's Convent & Hospital at 605 Stevens Avenue (thanks, Xach!). I often see the fancy gold-colored dome when looking towards the northwest from the peninsula. 

Not to far from the above location is one of the city's old firehouses on Arbor Street. I'm not sure what is in the space now but the temporary dumpster on the side of the building indicates some sort of renovations.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Eastern Waterfront

Here's a little panorama (you should be able to enlarge it by clicking on it) of the Eastern Waterfront. On the far left you will see the Hilton Garden Inn and Franklin Street (the new Hampton Inn / Sebago Restaurant building can be seen also) and on the far right you have the Ocean Gateway Terminal. In the parking lot by the terminal, which was used when we had a car ferry service to Nova Scotia, there will be a few "Concerts on the Waterfront" this summer, hosted by the State Theater.
Eastern Waterfront

Since I mentioned the new Hampton Inn Building, here's a recent photo of the completed section of the building. Sebago Brewing is now open and seems to be doing well here, I look forward to dining on the patio.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

East End Cupcakes

East End Cupcakes is opening up a retail shop on Fore Street, I think they will do good business here.They might have to change the name to "Old Port Cupcakes" or something though.