Here are a few more photos taken in the West End during the snowstorm a couple weekends ago.
|Former school on corner of Pine and West Streets. I think it's Butler School, can someone confirm that?|
|Nearby, a brick rowhouse on Pine Street.|
|Curvature by David T.|
|Yellow Boat and Cottage by David T.|
This next one comes from Flickr user Sheldoyle and was taken after our last snowfall. You can check out her photostream here!
|Friday by Sheldoyle|
|Segway Tours, Portland, Maine by JaneInMaine1|
|Old Port, Portland, Maine by JaneInMaine1|
|Ribbons by Tom|
|Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Tom Whitney|
|The newest of Portland's skywalks, the Alumni Skywalk at the University of Southern Maine. This skywalk goes over Bedford street, connecting the Abramson Center the academic buildings on the other side of the street.|
|This skywalk over Cumberland Avenue connects the (former) Public Market House, now home to private company PowerPay, with the Public Market House Parking Garage.|
|And lastly, this skywalk high above Congress Street connects the several Maine Medical Center buildings and corresponding parking garages. There is some temporary scaffolding in place in this picture.|
Edit - Based on a comment to this post (thanks!), I will also throw in a picture of one of the skywalks at the Portland Company Marine Complex off of Fore Street. There are a couple of industrial-style skywalks down here that connect the complex.
|Congress Street Fence|
|In front of the Longfellow House|
|Eastland Hotel/Congres Square Plaza|
|Looking down onto Fore Street in the Old Port.|
|Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Congress and Oak Streets.|
|The Eastland Hotel rising above the snow.|
|Exterior of the Miss Portland Diner, at 140 Marginal Way in the Bayside neighborhood.|
|And a photo of the Bayside Glacier as it currently stands (pretty short!). This is where much of the snow that is removed from downtown streets and sidewalks is dumped. With the exciting plans for redevelopment of this lot and a few other nearby lots, this may be the last year we have the glacier. I wonder where the snow will be stored in the future.|
The Mariner's Church building on the corner of Fore and Moulton Streets in the Old Port. The building is now home to the Mariner's Church Banquet Center, as well as the Old Port Tavern, Old Port Tavern Billiards, and a few retail shops along Fore Street. According to the banquet center's informational website:
The Mariner’s Church Building was constructed in 1828. It was a building reared for the moral and religious instruction of a much neglected but valuable and interesting class of the community. After “The Great Fire of Portland” in 1866 which damaged much of the building, the Mariner’s Church was saved from demolition in 1969 when the entire block was purchased by C.H. Robinson. In 1973 the Old Port Tavern opened as a restaurant and bar proving that Portland was not just another nine to five town. That same year the Mariner’s Church was declared a National Landmark by the Smithsonian Institute. Our upscale billiards hall opened in 1986 and is available for open or private parties upon customer’s request.
|The sun rising behind Union Wharf this morning (colors only slightly enhanced for your viewing pleasure). The large vessel seen in silhouette is the Maine Responder, an oil spill clean-up boat operated by the MSRC. The Maine Responder spent several months in the Gulf during last year's oil spill situation, per this article.|
|And seen not too far away, on Long Wharf, the above sign on a wooden barricade. I like how "Do Not" and "Move" were printed on separate pieces of paper. It's likely because it wouldn't all fit on one page at that font size, but I prefer to think that it's actually because they plan to reuse the sign in the future (Do Not: Smoke, Do Not: Post Bills, for example).|
|The northern side of the new bridge, looking east.|
|Looking in the same direction from south of the bridge, with the old bridge in the foreground.|
|I will kind of miss the tasteful fencing along the old bridge.|