Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flashback: August 2011

Since the month is almost over it is time to do a flashback post. These four photos are from last August. You can see all my posts from August 2011 here, and if you get really bored you can check out some of my photos from August 2010, 2009, and 2008 here here and here

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In the Morning

Another addition to my recent collection of foggy photos. This of course is Fore Street.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Time is Up

Like any sophisticated modern city, Portland has quite a few clocks around downtown. From many spots around town you can simply look up to determine the time. Here are just a few of the non-digital time pieces:

On the tower of the First Parish Church.

On the roof level of Thomas Block, Commercial Street.

Actually not sure if this one one in Congress Square works any more. It would look great all lit up at night. 

A class romanesque clock on the top of One Portland Square. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Yellow City

A bright yellow box on the corner of Park Avenue and Forest Avene. I think this particular box has something to do with controlling the traffic lights at the intersection or perhaps controlling the nearby streetlights 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fade Away

Some fog hanging over Congress Street and the Time & Temperature building.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pier of Portland

The view down Portland Pier towards Commercial Street on a foggy morning. I wanted to capture this without any people and it actually took several minutes for the scene to look empty. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Downbound Train

Vote Fred? The old Veterans Bridge is in the background.
The other direction, towards Cassidy Point.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Doors

Just some doorways around the West End. A follow up to this post from last summer. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On the Road: Westbrook

Here are a few photographs from Westbrook, Portland's neighbor to the... (any guesses?) west. These photos each involve the photogenic S.D. Warren Paper Mill which sits along the mighty Presumpscot River. Westbrook reminds me of several Bruce Springsteen songs, but overall it seems like a healthy little city.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jewell Falls

Today's photo is of Jewell Falls. As noted on the Portland Trails website, this is Portland's only natural waterfall and it's located within the Fore River Sanctuary area. It's probably not the largest waterfall you will ever see, but it's worth checking out!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Out in the Country

A house with some interesting vines on Washington Avenue, way out there in the North Deering neighborhood. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Movin' on Up

The Casco Bay Bridge opens up for some marine traffic. Today I learned this type of bridge is a "bascule bridge." 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I've been thinking about doing a series to document the variety of benches found in Portland. But here's just one photo for now. This type of bench is popular along the Eastern Promenade. I give it a solid A for looks and a B for comfort. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Not the Front Entrance: Part 2

This is the second part of my unacclaimed series in which I document the back entrances to some of Portland's food purveyors. Here is part one, in case you missed it.  These images are not meant to disrespect these establishments, but merely aim to provide a view that most people don't see. 

Pai Men Miyake, 188 State Street.

Next door, behind Petite Jacqueline. 190 State Street.

(This was taken before it closed) Simple Sandwich, 5 Data Street. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lincoln Park Fountain

The fountain in Lincoln Park is undergoing some sort of renovations. I'm assuming it will be up and running again for the 5th annual Picnic Music & Arts Festival on August 25th. 

Here's a photo of the very same fountain, taken in the 1910's, via the Library of Congress Website.

Friday, August 10, 2012

New Eastland

This isn't the type of photo that the Eastland Park Hotel would use to advertiste their establishment, with the plywood in the windows and whatnot, but it's a good sign of the improvements that are taking place. As stated on their website, the hotel will be re-opening in the Spring of 2014 after a very extensive renovation project. When it is open for business again it will officially be part of the Westin Hotel franchise. I look forward seeing this landmark building all spruced up, although it's going to take a lot of work to beautify the brutalist-style addition on the north side of the building as pictured below.

Unrelated to the above (sorry I've been saying that a lot lately), check out the July/August 2012 issue of Portland Magazine to see a couple of my photos on pages 22 and 23. My photos, which you can probably spot, are of the observatory and of Congress Street during last year's Sidewalk Art Festival. Kudos to my flickr contact Cindy Farr-Weinfeld for her awesome photo on this cover of this issue.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Friday in August

Just a few shots from Congress Street during the most recent First Friday:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Where Have All the Colors Gone?

Here are a couple of photos, both happen to be in black and white, from April that I haven't posted yet:

The corner of Spring Street and Spring Street Place.
Old storage building along the Eastern Waterfront, near the Ocean Gateway Terminal.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hay Ball

This photo is the the compact car with a hay ball on the roof traveling down Congress Street on a recent Frist Friday. The hay ball and it's owner, Michael Shaughnessy, will be making a documentary called "Wonderment: The Hay Ball's Journey Across America." Check out  all the details of this adventure on the Kickstarter campaign for the project.

Unrelated - My one photo, taken with subpar cell phone camera, of the excellent Mumford and Sons concert on Saturday: 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gentlemen of the Road: Setting Up

A few pre-show shots of the Eastern Promenade before the "Gentlemen of the Road" concert, featuring Mumford and Sons. I will be attending the concert, but am not sure if I can take my DSLR inside so I had to get some shots before hand just in case!