A few recent nighttime photos of the venerable Maine College of Art:
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Lancaster Block, built in 1881, sits along Portland's Monument Square at 474 Congress Street. The building was designed by John Calvin Stevens and is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The style of this building is Romanesque, according to a source.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Here are some photos that I posted around this time last year. I often lament that a downside of posting so many photos is that even the best ones end up getting buried eventually. So it's nice to take a look into the past every now and then and pick out some forgotten photos. You can check out the rest of September 2010 here. And as always, you can visit the Portland Daily Photo archives going back to 2008 by scrolling down the page and finding the archives section in the right hand column.
|Commercial Street from the Casco Bay Bridge|
|Victoria Mansion fence on Park Street|
|Another view from the Bridge|
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Here are a few photos from Sunday's Trail to Ale 10K race. The race is an annual fundraiser for Portland Trails, which is "a non-profit urban land trust dedicated to building a network of multi-use trails in the Greater Portland area." The race starts at the Portland Company complex on the Eastern Waterfront, heads out around Back Cove, and finishes at the East End Beach. The after-party, featuring Portland Pie Pizza and Shipyard Brewing ales, is in a space at the Portland Company.
|Trail to Ale starting line|
|Cruise ship and runners waiting for the race|
|Post-race party at the Portland Company|
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
These three photos are of Brown Street and the quiet side of Binga's Stadium restaurant. All three photos are just slightly different. I always take more photos than I need of a particular scene, so in this particular case I would usually pick my favorite one and delete the other versions. Here I have posted all three shots and invite you to pick your favorite or least favorite.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Here's some snapshots of a couple new food places on the peninsula. First is Taco Escobarr at 548 Congress Street. Escobarr is a new venture by the good folks across the street at Nosh Kitchen Bar. So far this new eatery has a perfect 100% "like it" rating on Urban Spoon.
Next in the "now open" category is Bam Bam Bakery at 267 Commercial Street. This fine looking bakery offers a wide variety of fresh baked goodies and is Portland's only (as of press time) gluten-free bakery. I think they will do well here.
Also, on the topic of eateries, here is Plush West End Tapas and Lounge. This is at 106 High Street (former home of Katahdin Restaurant). It will be "opening soon," perhaps in September. Looks like they've been doing a lot of work inside.
These photos are from Chester Street, which is two streets over from yesterday's "Better know a street" installment of Berwick Street. This part of Portland has some great views and feels kind of like an island community.
|Chairs at the end of Chester Street|
|An Edward Hopper-ish scene on Chester Street|
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here's an aerial view from google maps:
|Google maps aerial view|
|Berwick Street towards Casco Bay|
|Berwick Street looking back|
|Part of the view at the end of the street. The Maine Yacht Center is in the foreground and the Eastern Promenade is straight ahead. Also, the B&M Baked Beans factory is to the right of this photo a bit.|
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Passing by the Portland Public Library on Congress Street on a rainy afternoon. Monument Square is partly reflected in the windows:
This photo is really just a snapshot taken while walking (it's been cropped) but I like the feel of it. The black and white really brings out the reflections also.
Friday, September 9, 2011
These photos are near Morrill's Corner, which Forest Avenue runs through. I don't make it this far off the peninsula often, but I've noticed this building on Bishop Street before and though it looked interesting.
|End of Bishop Street|
|Corner of Bishop Street and Forest Avenue|