Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New & Improved Veterans Bridge

As I mentioned just a couple days ago, the new Veterans Bridge opened today. I included a tour of it on my evening bicycle expedition and snapped a few photos. Construction crews are still finishing up some odds and ends but it's fully open now and worth checking out!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Out Here in the Fields

Two views of Portland from Bug Light Park across the harbor. This was last weekend when the sun was just starting to break through the haziness. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Veterans Bridge

Here's a peak at the new Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects Portland and South Portland over the Fore River. According to this article in the Press Herald the bridge opens to the public this Thursday. The improvements for pedestrians and bicycles on the bridge (and their connections on both ends) are my favorite parts of the new design.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Down at the Trestle

The old railroad trestle on the Eastern Promenade that once connected Portland to points North and West.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Clouds Over the Hill

A photo from Bug Light Park in South Portland yesterday, looking back at Munjoy Hill:

And a black and white version, cropped, for fun:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Falmouth Town Landing

These photos are from a bicycle ride last month to Falmouth's Town Landing. It's pretty close to downtown Portland, about seven miles away, and a really scenic area to visit by bicycle. There's some info about the town landing on the Falmouth website, here

Friday, June 22, 2012

Grow Your Own Art

Some vines on the side of a building on Market Street. I always thought this big wall looked boring so it's nice to see something growing on the side of it. It would be snazzy if they trimmed this vegetation into some sort of design. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eastern Promenade Tracks

These are from earlier this evening, taken along the narrow gauge railroad tracks on the Eastern Promenade. Stay tuned for some more photos from this area in the next few days. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's Now Summer

Here is a photo of the Time and Temperature building and it's electronic sign at 7:09 this evening, the moment that summer officially began in the Northern Hemisphere. As you can see (and could feel in person), the warm temperature today was quite summer-like. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Federal Street Flair

Some creative gardening on the side of a parking garage on Federal Street.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pond Side

A few photos from this evening around the Deering Oaks Pond. 

The fountain and the mist.


Ducks, doing their thing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Old Port Morning

The sun rising over the buildings along upper Exchange Street.
An unsung hero keeping the streets of Portland clean. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Pleasant Street Park

These photos are from Pleasant Street Park, which is a small city park on Pleasant Street (how convenient). The park features some seating, a playground, and a basketball court. Don't let my photos of the graffiti around the park give the impression that it isn't cared for and family-friendly. 

Official Pleasant Street Park sign and playground in the back. There are a few benches along Pleasant Street to the right of this sign. 

In the back of the park, behind the basketball court. Above and behind this wall is Spring Street and the Civic Center. 

One of the borders of the park. 

Some of the graffiti. 

From the basketball court looking back at Pleasant Street.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Moulton Street Reflection

A building on Moulton Street reflected in a puddle. The three chimneys caught my eye. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Yarn Bomb

The sculpture on the corner of Free and Temple streets, named "Michael," is sporting a (temporary) new look. Check out this article in the Press Herald for more info about this pleasant incident of yarn bombing. I've always thought this sculpture would look better with some color on it. 

Portland Maine Sculpture Yarn Bomb Photo by Corey Templeton. June 2012.

Portland Maine Sculpture Yarn Bomb Photo by Corey Templeton. June 2012.

Portland Maine Sculpture Yarn Bomb Photo by Corey Templeton. June 2012.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Telephone Line

From a purely photographic perspective, I would like it if all the telephone/electrnical wires of downtown Portland were put underground. Sometimes they can add to an image, but I usually feel the opposite way. 

The Woodman Building on Middle Street, hiding behind telephone wires. 

Shoes hanging from wires on Fore Street.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Private Dock

Taking a peek at the private dock alongside the State Pier.  I believe the boat in this picture belongs to the Portland Schooner Company.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Odds and Ends - April 2012

Here are a few "odds and ends" from April. My best photos do get posted on my blog, but I take way more photos than however many I usually post each month. So these are some from April that I felt like sharing before they get too old:

Eastern Cemetery in bloom. Alternate angle from this set

Wharf Street Cat

Alternate photo from my Mackworth Island post
Pine Street in the West End
West Commercial Street from the Casco Bay Bridge.