Friday, November 30, 2012

Blue View

Some folks sitting on a relatively new bench on the Eastern Promenade. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

State Street Greenery

Vegetation on the front of a historic building on State Street, just beyond Longfellow Square. Photo from August 2012.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Flashback: November 2011

Before November is over, I should share some of my favorite photos from the previous November. The  full month-by-month archives of this blog are availale at any time by scrolling down the page until you see the "page archives" section on the right.


Merrill's Wharf

Portland Star Match Company

Skyline and sunset from a Casco Bay Ferry

A Classic on Cumberland Avenue

Welcome to Portland

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Horse & Wagon

It's that festive time of the year again when you can randomly hear a couple of horses pulling people around the Old Port in a wagon.  Per the events page on the Portland Downtown District's website, the free horse and wagon rides are from Nov. 23 to Dec. 23 and depart from Monument Square on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lock 'Em Up

I don't mean to give the impression that Portland is an unsafe place to park your bike, but one should always be mindful of properly locking their ride up in a safe area and not leaving it unattended for several days. Here's some cautionary tales from around the peninsula.

Hanover Street

Elm Street

Exchange Street
And FYI, you can register your bike on the Portland Police Department's website so it is on record in the event that the entire bicycle (not just the wheels and such) are stolen.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tracks to Town

A view from South Portland on part of the bicycle/pedestrian path that connects to Veterans Bridge.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bon Voyage

Watching a cruise ship depart on a foggy night back in October. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

2013 Portland, Maine Photo Calendar

In this spirit of Black Friday, I am happy to announce that my 2013 calendar is now up for sale! You can pick up a copy for just $24.99 (plus shipping costs) over at CafePress. Remember to select the "start month" as January 2013 when you place your order (it defaults to starting in Nov. 2012 and I can't change that). I'll periodically post previews of the calendar here for your enjoyment.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Etheridge Foundry

Observant pedestrians in Portland have likely noticed these manhole covers that were made locally by Etheridge Foundry.

Below is a recent photo of the Etheridge Foundry headquarters, located on Ocean Avenue almost in Falmouth. I'm not sure how much business they do these days. I wasn't able to find any info about them on the internet other than their blurb on Etheridge Foundry & Machine Co in Portland, ME is a private company categorized under Manhole Covers Manufacturers. Our records show it was established in 1927 and incorporated in Maine

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Good Fences

These photos from the Bayside neighborhood capture part of the "Good Fences for Good Neighbors" project. This particular fence is located off of Anderson Street.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Snapshots: 11/17/2012

Here are some photos from last summer that have been sitting around collecting dust:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Monument Square Parking

A bicycle chained to a "post and loop" style bike rack in Monument Square . Note the yellow orbs of light in the bottom half of the photo, the result of leaving a UV filter on my lens. I usually remember to take it off when shooting at night for this reason.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


A view from the Veteran's Memorial Bridge towards Mercy Hospital's Fore River Campus, with Maine Medical Center looming in the background.  I know I just posted a photo of Maine Med yesterday, but I was recently going back through some photos from July for a client and this one caught my eye as being worth sharing. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lined Up

An abstract view of some local pigeons lined up on top of the Portland Museum of Art building in Congress Square. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything

Sunday seems like a good day to post these random photos from the last few months:

Sunset view behind my apartment building.

State Street Seat
State Pier Noire

Spring Street Rainy Day Tourists

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Colorful Exchange Street

As I promised when posting the black and white copy of this photo, here is the colorized version. I might have to take this shot again when there are more people and less cars. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Looking into the Past: Elm & Congress

The old photo comes via the Portland Maine History 1786 to Present Facebook group. Per their description of the photo: "Officer George Graney, standing in a Portland Police Traffic box at the intersection of Elm & Congress Streets, in 1926." You can check out more of my "looking into the past" photos here. Feel free to send me suggestions for this series, too. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

First Snow

Portland is receiving its first shipment of snow this morning. We are only getting somewhere between a dusting and two inches and it is expected to change over to a rain/wintry mix later this morning so I had to get a couple photos of the snow from my apartment before it disappears. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Building Buildings

A somewhat-timeless view of some construction workers on top of the hotel formerly known as the Eastland Hotel. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A City Street

A wide angle view of Exchange Street. I will perhaps post the color version of this photo someday soon. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shades of Orange

A scenic tree (photo taken a couple weeks ago) in a courtyard on the Portland Museum of Art campus. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012