Sunday, August 31, 2014

Street of the Summer

This weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season in Maine (the official end of summer is September 22nd). But this sign in the West End will be up all year:

Summer Street sign in Portland, Maine August 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, August 29, 2014

Jewell Island - Towards the Sea

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Jewell Island has a couple of old observation towers that are still standing which provide pretty amazing views of Casco Bay. Here is a shot from the taller tower looking towards the open water.

Jewell Island Portland, Maine Casco Bay New England August 2014 Summer Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jewell Island Campsite

I am slowly starting to sift through my photos from Jewell Island that I got last week. A quick and scenic ride on the Rita B. brought me out to this unique Casco Bay Island to watch the sunset and explore the old observation towers. Pictured below is one of the several campsites that are available to overnight visitors. 

August 2014 Summer Jewell Island camp site in Casco Bay near Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Night Lights

Pictured today is the main branch of the Portland Public Library. The first phase of renovations completed in 2010 revamped the entrance area along Congress Street (among many other interior improvements) and I look forward to seeing whatever the next phase of renovation brings. 

August 2014 Summer Night at Portland Public Library at 5 Monument Square photo by Corey Templeton

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014


A previously unpublished photo (just one of thousands from over the years) taken last September. I am having a hard time remembering the last time it was nice and foggy. It makes for some interesting photos I think. 

Portland, Maine September 2013 Summer Shack on Free Street black and white photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, August 22, 2014


From the same spot as yesterday, looking back towards our fair city:

June 2014 Summer Sunset from Old Port towards downtown skyline in Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


A view of the entrance to the harbor with the Custom House in the foreground:

June 2014 Summer Portland, Maine Nova Star ferry arriving from Old Port and Custom House photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sky & Steeple

The top of the First Parish Church on Congress Street set against a blue sky during twilight:

Portland, Maine USA August 2014 Summer First Parish Church on Congress Street photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, August 18, 2014

Slow Ride

A sign on High Street politely asks drives to "drive slowly" due to the valet parking at the Westin hotel. As noted in this recent New York Times article, actually slowing traffic to a safe speed is more successful by context (designing roads for lower speeds) than just signage.

High Street Portland, Maine USA Night Photo at Congress Square Drive Slowly sign at night photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Italian Bazaar

A shot from the St. Peter's annual Italian Bazaar on Federal Street. The event continues tomorrow in Portland's Little Italy.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Same City, Different Day

A classic view of Portland from near the East End Community School on North Street:

August 2014 Portland, Maine Summer Skyline from North Street near East End Community School Photo by Corey Templeton

And regarding yesterday's "Where is This?" post, a few guesses on Facebook and Twitter were correct, it was indeed the sign of J's Oyster on Portland Pier.

J's Oyster sign at Portland Pier in Portland, Maine August 2014 Summer photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Where is This? Old Letters

Haven't done a "Where is This?" post in quite a while. Anyone recognize where the below sign is?

August 2014 Summer Portland, Maine USA letters photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sun & Flower

A sunflower and a sunset (and some awkward lens flare) from the North Street Community Garden on Munjoy Hill:

Portland, Maine Summer August 2014 Sunflower at Sunset at the North Street Community Garden on Munjoy Hill. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sitting on a Park Bench

The window reflections and symmetry of this spot on Middle Street caught my eye:

Sitting on a Park Bench in Tommy's Park Middle Street Portland, Maine USA Old Port Summer July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Casco Bay Lines Expansion

There will be a formal grand opening of the new Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal at the State Pier at 10:30 this morning. The impressive new terminal was designed by Scott Simons Architects and per the Casco Bay Lines website it will help them handle the "nearly one million passengers, 30,000 vehicles and 5,300 tons of freight" they accomodate annually.

Casco Bay Lines new ferry terminal at the Maine State Pier in Portland, Maine USA at Night Summer August 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Portland Wall

Pedestrians passing by the art on the back of the Asylum on Free Street:

Portland, Maine Graffiti Art Wall on back of Asylum on Free Street photo by Corey Templeton July 2014 Summer

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Under the Bridge Downtown

A late afternoon view from under the Casco Bay Bridge, looking towards the Old Port:

Summer July 2014 Portland, Maine USA Casco Bay Bridge Commercial Street view photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dock Walk

The public dock beneath the South Portland side of the Casco Bay Bridge:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Over and Under

A simple message on the back of a sign at the corner of Oak and Free Streets:

Get Over It Sign in Portland, Maine Summer May 2014 Photo by corey templeton

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Garden & Home

One of my favorite houses along the Western Promenade, hiding behind a landscaped garden:

Portland, Maine USA Western Prom Promenade house and garden Summer July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton