Saturday, March 31, 2012

Presidential Portland

The scene outside of the Museum of Art on Friday, during President Obama's fundraising visit. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Come for the Art, Stay for Dinner

Entrance to the Portland Museum of Art building in Congress Square. The President of the United States of America will be holding a fundraising dinner here tonight. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tunnel Vision

Some recent photos from the old train tunnel under Beach Street. This post from last summer shows the other end of the tunnel. I'll be posting some more photos from this area soon. Do you prefer the color or black & white version of this?


Black & White

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Before & After: Jordan's/Hampton Inn

Here's a before and after set with two of my own photos. The before is from April 2010 and shows the old Jordan's Meat factory on the corner of Franklin and Fore Streets. The after photo was taken this month and shows the Hampton Inn (plus Sebago Brewing Co. on the ground floor) that now occupies the space. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Crema Coffee Company

A new coffee place called Crema Coffee Company opened today at 9 Commercial Street. It is operated by the same folks who run Arabica Coffee on Free Street. I stopped by this morning for an iced coffee and some photos of their beautiful space. 

The exterior view. 

From the entrance area.

Cozy seating near the fireplace.

From the back of the space.

At the rear of the space you can also watch the coffee roasting process in the kitchen area. 

And next door, we also have the recently opened Rosemont Produce Company, which is operated by the folks at Rosemont Market.  

Between Crema, Rosemont Produce, the soon to be opening Blue Lobster Urban Winery, and the many existing dining places on Middle Street, this part of the peninsula is really booming!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Before and After: Congress Street

Here's a before and after set of Congress Street, near Portland City Hall. The "before" photo is from the 1910's and is from the website of the Library of Congress

And this "after" photo is from last week. Not taken from exactly the same spot, but close.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stroudwater River

Old dam along the Stroudwater River. Photo taken from Westbrook Street bridge. 

And from the other side of the bridge, looking towards where the Stroudwater River meets the Fore River.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flashback: March 2011

A year ago this very month. Here are some photos from March 2011:
Benny's Famous Fried Clams, on West Commercial Street.
Deering Oaks Park.

Longfellow Books in Monument Square.
Custom House Wharf in a snow storm.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day of St. Patrick

I happend to hear that today is St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few photos that go along with this day. 

Green Bicycle in Tommy's Park

Happy St. Patty's Day signage from Flask Lounge on Spring Street. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Cover Up

"We support O.W.S." graffiti covered up on the side of building on St. John Street. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lady Victory

The Soldiers & Sailors/Our Lady of Victories Monument in the eponymously named Monument Square. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


It's kind of a spring tradition for me to get some photos in Tommy's Park of mother nature coming back to life. As I say every year, it's great coming home from work on weekdays and having some daylight left to enjoy. In addition to the devastatingly beautiful temperatures we've been having lately, I know spring is on the way when these trees and flowers in the park start to blossom. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bean Bags

Bean Bags in the window of Hub Furniture on Fore Street. 


My "official photography website," Corey Templeton Photography, has been open for almost a year now. It has been a great first year and I look forward to a few more. If you have visited the site, I'd be happy to hear your feedback about how the photographs are organized and also on the pricing of the products. You are invited to complete this quick survey to offer your thoughts. Upon completion, you will receive a coupon code for 30% your next order on the site (this isn't a sales pitch, no pressure to buy anything). You can also contact me any time with suggestions or comments about how to improve the site. Thanks!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Night Bike

A bicycle and its shadow on Free Street. This was taken last night with my new lens. It's funny how 10 days ago we had no snow, then we got over a foot of snow in a day, and now there is no snow again. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wide Angle Congress Square

I very recently got a new lens, my first real wide-angle (a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 if you're interested in that kind of stuff). I took it out for a spin tonight and am really impressed with it so far. I guarantee you will be seeing a lot of shots with this lens going forward. It certainly opens up a lot of new creative photo opportunities. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One of Many

One of the beautiful old buildings along Commercial Street in the Old Port.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Stick in the Mud

A literal stick in the mud, with the Portland skyline in the background. This "stick" is actually part of an old pier of some sort, I presume, and is about 10 feet tall.

Alternate view. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Grand Trunk Office

As you can tell from the lack of snow in these photos, they were taken prior to Thursday's snow storm. I still have hundreds of photos taken over the last month that I haven't posted yet, which will be easy spot due to the missing snow. Anyhow, here are some photos of the Grand Trunk Railroad office building at the end of India Street. I posted a photo of the old signage under the fire escape here last weekend. You might be interested in this before and after post of the area from a few years ago also. The lot surrounding the building, which will be developed eventually, has been fenced in for several years now and the gate happened to be opened as I was bicycling by so I had to wander in for some shots. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

After the Snow

Ground level view of Congress Street, looking towards Congress Square.  
Shoveling in front of Geno's, 625 Congress Street.