|Looking towards the Maine State Pier on a warm summer afternoon.|
Friday, August 30, 2013
Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month? Wikipedia also tells me that August is National Goat Cheese Month and National Audio Appreciation Month in America. For the purpose of today's post, I will stick with sandwiches. Portland is known for it's plethora of food options (shout out to Portland Food Map) and there are literally hundreds of places here to get a delicious sandwich. Since I just found out that it is National Sandwich Month last week and I stick to a limited budget for dining out, here are two sandwiches that I can endorse.
First up, the breakfast sandwiches from OhNo Cafe on Brackett Street. In addition to their speciality sandwiches, you can get a plain old bacon/egg/cheese like the one pictured below. Bonus points for getting your sandwich to-go and finding a scenic spot in the West End to enjoy it.
Ready for lunch? The "original italian sandwich" from Amato's is always a safe choice. Pictured below is the original Amato's location on India Street. But even if you aren't in Portland, they have a ton of locations around New England that are ready to make a sandwich just the way you like it.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Today's photo is looking towards Flatbread Company (downstairs) and a portion of Ri Ra Irish Pub and Restaurant (Upstairs). You can also see the deck of Dry Dock Restaurant in the distance. I took this photo from the area where the Casco Bay Lines ferries dock on the Maine State Pier so there wasn't much room to try different angles but I was happy to be able to capture some of the light reflections on the water.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
|A present-day view of a former scrap yard in the Bayside neighborhood. This lot and may someday be occupied by part of the proposed Midtown development (roughly 675 market-rate apartments, 90,000 square feet of retail space, and garage parking). For now, the empty lots are home to some resilient species of urban weeds. |
Edit - Right after I posted this I saw this news that new renderings for "phase one" of the development have been submitted to the city's Planning Board. I look forward to seeing the project continue to come together.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
|An artist, Fletcher Curran per the name visible in the photo, working on a painting in Congress Square. The "canvas" for the piece is a temporary wooden wall that is part of a (slowly progressing) renovation project of the Schwartz Building.|
|A photo from the same perspective from earlier in the week.|
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
The summer edition of the Portland Farmers Market is still going strong in Deering Oaks Park every Saturday morning. Here are three shots from a recent walk through the festivities:
|Farmers Market Music|
Thursday, August 22, 2013
|A sign painted on a building that is currently part of the Portland Company Marine Complex. The Portland Company's 10-acre property on the Eastern Waterfront was sold earlier this month. There are not immediate plans for change, but it will be interesting to see this area change over time.|
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A peek inside the Photoville ME project in Congress Square, an outdoor art exhibit inside of a shipping container. The Portland container features work by Salt Institute students. It will be here until the 22nd of August, at which point it will head off to New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park for a much larger Photoville event in September.
Speaking of public art, you can see a few of my photos over on the newly redesigned website of the Portland Public Art Committee. The site is a great resource for learning about the many pieces of public art around town.
Monday, August 19, 2013
A section of Portland's working waterfront on a recent evening:
Also, in celebration of reaching 1,000+ "likes" on the Portland Daily Photo Facebook Group, I'm offering 30% off any purchase at Corey Templeton Photography through the end of the month. Use code "August2013" at checkout. Let me know if you need any help finding a particular photo or if you have any special requests for places that I should take more photos of.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the new restaurant named Salvage BBQ. It is located at 919 Congress Street, in a cool old building that was once home to Portland Architectural Salvage. Salvage BBQ is brought to you by the good folks behind the well-respected Local 188 and Sonny's.
A recent article in the Munjoy Hill News blog indicates that Salvage BBQ could be open as early as next week. I look forward to getting back for some photos once everything is up and running.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Construction of the proposed development at Thompson's Point is still a ways off, so I continue to gather up photos of the Point in it's current state. Here's one looking out of one of the abandoned industrial buildings. I've heard that the roof of this building was originally part of the train shed at Portland's Union Station.
And, some bonus content today: I decided to test out the time-lapse feature on my D600 for the first time (so be kind).
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
A summertime view from the Casco Bay Bridge on a beautiful afternoon last weekend:
And in unrelated news, you can see two of my photos from earlier this year on the cover of the August 2013 Munjoy Hill Observer. You can pick up a copy of the paper, Munjoy Hill's finest print publication, in person around town or read it all online here.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I made a trip via bicycle up to Cousins Island in Yarmouth on Saturday. You can see power plant on the island, which is currently just used during peak demand times, from Portland's Eastern Promenade if you look to the north and east.