Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bay of Casco

A more tourist-friendly view (compared to Monday's photo) of a Casco Bay Lines ferry on the way to Peaks Island. Behind the ferry you can see Bug Light Park and some people flying kites, Spring Point Ledge Light, and some old fortifications on House Island. 

Casco Bay and Ferry in Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

First Parish Church

Pictured today is the recently renovated steeple atop the First Parish Church at 425 Congress Street. I learned today via The Forecaster that the church's clock is the state's oldest, dating back to 1802. I captured a few other public timepieces in this post from last summer, and now I feel compelled to document them all.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Under Cover of Darkness

The Casco Bay Lines ferry named Machigonne II departing the State Pier for Peaks Island last night. This particular vessel was built in 1987 and has a capacity of 399 passengers and up to 12 vehicles.
Casco Bay Lines Ferry to Peaks Island. July 2013. Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

It's Like a Jungle Sometimes

Looking towards the Ocean Gateway marine terminal from an empty lot. The lot was once where the Grand Trunk railroad terminal and grain elevators stood many years ago. Here is a neat old photo of the terminal. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Under Construction: July 2013

Time again to check in on some of the major construction projects happening around the peninsula. I always enjoy seeing photos of buildings that were under construction from long before I was born. It's funny how often when a building is completed it kind of becomes hard to imagine what it was like before it was there. Maybe a hundred years from now someone will stumble upon these photos (presumably in printed form due to the Internet being destroyed in World War IV, the Great War of Canadian Aggression) and they try to imagine what it was like seeing Portland from my perspective. Okay, I'll just share the photos now.

Bay House, condos opening in December 2013:

Bay House Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Bay House Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Bay House Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Hyatt Place Hotel, on Fore Street:

Hyatt Place Hotel Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Hyatt Place Hotel Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Hyatt Place Hotel Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Danforth on High, housing on the corner of Danforth and High Streets:

Danforth on High Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Courtyard by Marriott, on Commercial Street:

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Civic Center renovations:

Civic Center Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Civic Center Construction. Portland, Maine. July 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Flashback: July 2012

Time for a trip down memory lane to July 2012. Here are a few photos from a year ago this month:

Munjoy Hill Three for the Price of One - Rainbow, Thunderstorm, and Sunset. 
A former factory on Read Street (since torn down).
An Old Port Skyline
Consumerism on Congress Street
The old railroad trestle on the Eastern Waterfront. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cushman Street

A picturesque home on Cushman Street in the West End. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

#RememberHonorActME

Today was a beautiful summer day, made more enjoyable by the temperature only reaching the lower 70's today. I ended up taking a roundabout route home from work on my bicycle and went past some sort of rally happening in Monument Square. After dropping my bike off at home I went back and got a few photos of the event which went by the hashtag #RememberHonorActME. The event had several speakers from local organizations and nonprofits and touched upon issues relating to gun violence, racial profiling, the criminal justice system, and community safety. 




Sunday, July 21, 2013

Port Land

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The "Port Land" sign in the upper windows of this building at 533 Forest Avenue caught my eye today.  It appears that the Midcoast School of Music currently occupies the top floor. As you can see by the logo in the top center portion of the facade, this building was once a Studebaker automobile dealership. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Monument Square Alfresco

A view of some of the restaurants in Monument Square, including David's Opus Ten, David's, Shay's, Wannawaf, and Others!.

And if you were in the square today you would have seen a performance art piece of some sort. I think it was by Kate Gilmore who is one of MECA's visiting artists this summer. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hadlock Field

A shot from this evening's Portland Sea Dogs game. 2013 is the team's 20th season. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kennebec Street, Summer

A view of the oft-photographed Kennebec Street in Portland's Bayside neighborhood:


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rain, I Don't Mind

The reflections and colors on the sidewalks when it's raining at night always catches my eye. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Still Standing

A Casco Bay Lines ferry passing behind the old Grand Trunk building on the Eastern Waterfront. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Sunset Doesn't Last All Evening

Portland, Maine Summer 2013 Skyline and Sunset by Corey Templeton
A picturesque sunset from High Street in South Portland. If I lived in the house that owns this yard, I would basically just take photos of the Portland skyline every day and night. 

And on personal note, which is rare for this blog, today I attended my Grandmother's funeral. She was very much a fan of my photography and was always supportive of me through the years. I will miss her a lot and I thought it would be nice to dedicate this photo in her memory. Sunsets, in addition to often being beautiful, are good visual reminders that all things must pass (and by extension, we should all try to make the world a better place during those precious hours of daylight).

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Peaks to Portland

The annual Peaks to Portland swim was held this morning, a pleasant day for such festivities. The event is a fundraiser for the YMCA of Southern Maine. Here are a few photos:

Peaks to Portland Swim in Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Peaks to Portland Swim in Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Peaks to Portland Swim in Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Peaks to Portland Swim in Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Peaks to Portland Swim in Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Peaks to Portland Swim in Portland, Maine. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Path to Shore

Remember that time I went to Peaks Island? Here is shot of a path there that leads to Hadlock Cove. 
Peaks Island. Portland, Maine. Summer 2013. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reader Photos: July 2013

It's time again for me to take a day off and share some photos by other local photo takers. You can submit photos to share with readers of this blog via email (coreytempleton@gmail.com), the Portland Daily Photo Flickr Group, or the Portland Daily Photo Facebook Group. Thanks to all who submitted the below photos, be sure to check out their work by clicking on the links embedded in their names!

Sailboats and the Eastern Prom by Allison Parker Strawberry Patch Photography
New Vet's Bridge
New Vet's Bridge by Gabe Bornstein 
Spring Point Ledge Light
Spring Point Ledge Light by Jbattis


Munjoy Hill
Munjoy Hill by Paul Noble
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By henrY Leiter 
Ride Row
Ride Row by Steve Stracqualursi 
india.street • brick.rebirth
india.street • brick.rebirth by Don Shall