Awful nice outside today!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
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
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
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/name.com to www.PortlandDailyPhoto.com.
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
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
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
Friday, April 8, 2011
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
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."
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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 [http://coreytempleton.zenfolio.com/]. 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: