A scene from in front of the famed Harbor Fish Market on Custom House Wharf:
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I previously shared this photo of some art-in-progress by Fletcher Curran this past summer. The temporary art wall (the Schwartz Building is still be remodeled) has attracted some graffiti over the last few months, as is expected in Portland. Here's a slice of my photo from last summer blended with the current scene:
Here is the full photo from August 2013:
And here's an unedited version of the mural today:
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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A classic view of the gazebo at Fort Allen Park during today's snowfall:
You can read about the changes underway on the website of the Friends of the Eastern Promenade. Once completed in June 2014 it will more closely resemble it's original design and will reopen to the public.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time to share a few "under construction" photos from the last few months. The Midtown development in Bayside recently got the green-light from the Planning Board, but there are several other major developments already under way.
First up is the nearly completed Bay House condo project:
The Civic Center from the corner of Spring and Center Streets:
The Hyatt Place Hotel on Fore Street:
The Courtyard by Marriott on Commercial Street:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Sunday, January 12, 2014
I'm not at all educated in art, but I have always enjoyed the look and feel of Edward Hopper's paintings. Sometime last year I first stumbled upon this 1927 piece by Hopper titled "Custom House, Portland."
Since I enjoyed the painting and the Custom House has always been one of my favorite buildings in Portland, I knew a sort of "before and after" photo was needed. Here's what I came up with today, complete with the slightly titled telephone pole (perhaps done in honor of Hopper by our local utilities company?).