Friday, January 31, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sidewalk Wall Art - Part 2

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:

Portland, Maine City Wall Street Art Congress Street photo by Corey Templeton

Here is the full photo from August 2013:

Portland, Maine City Wall Street Art Congress Street photo by Corey Templeton

And here's an unedited version of the mural today:

Portland, Maine City Wall Street Art Congress Street photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Veterans Memorial Bridge at Night

The new Veterans Memorial Bridge, completed in 2012,  from a recent night. The lighting under the structure is really a sight to see in person.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Oaks

A solitary bench in a fresh layer of snow at Deering Oaks Park a few weekends ago:

Portland, Maine Winter Snow Deering Oaks Park January 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

A skyline of oak trees:

Portland, Maine Winter Snow Deering Oaks Park January 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snowy Gates

The fencing along the Eastern Cemetery during last week's snowy weather:

Portland, Maine Snow Winter January 2014 Eastern Cemetery photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cold Port

An iceberg forming along the Portland waterfront this morning:

Portland, Maine Winter Old Port Harbor Aerial Photo by Corey Templeton. January 25, 2014.

And while I was there, I got a few shots of the Casco Bay Lines terminal renovation that is underway:

Portland, Maine Winter Old Port Harbor Casco Bay Lines Photo by Corey Templeton. January 25, 2014.

Portland, Maine Winter Old Port Harbor Casco Bay Lines Photo by Corey Templeton. January 25, 2014.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Roofless

An old building at Thompson's Point in the midst of a transformation:

Portland, Maine Thompson's Point Winter Night Photo by Corey Templeton January 2014

Portland, Maine Thompson's Point Winter Night Photo by Corey Templeton January 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

House & Snow

A charming home on St. Lawrence Street surrounded by a winter wonderland:

Portland, Maine January 2014 Winter House on Munjoy Hill in the Snow photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fort Allen

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

Sherman and Grant

The tree-lined streets of Portland's Parkside neighborhood during today's snowfall:

Sherman Street Winter in Portland Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Grant Street Winter in Portland Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, January 17, 2014

Baxter Building

A look at part of the Baxter Building at 619 Congress Street. Once home to the Portland Public Library and then occupied by the Maine College of Art, it has been the home of the VIA Agency (advertising/marketing) for a few years now. 

Portland Maine 619 Congress Street VIA Agency Baxter Building Photo by Corey Templeton. January 2014.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Under Construction: January 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:

Portland, Maine USA Bay House Condo Housing Project Under Construction by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine USA Bay House Condo Housing Project Under Construction by Corey Templeton


Portland, Maine USA Bay House Condo Housing Project Under Construction by Corey Templeton

The Civic Center from the corner of Spring and Center Streets:

Portland, Maine USA Cumberland County Civic Center Under Construction by Corey Templeton

The Hyatt Place Hotel on Fore Street:

Portland, Maine USA Hyatt Place Hotel Old Port under construction by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine USA Hyatt Place Hotel Old Port under construction by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine USA Hyatt Place Hotel Old Port under construction by Corey Templeton

The Courtyard by Marriott on Commercial Street:

Portland, Maine USA Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Commercil Street under construction by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Templeton vs. Hopper

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?).

Corey Templeton Vs. Edward Hopper Custom House, Portland, Maine USA

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Outside Looking Up

The top of the Portland Observatory back in September, a reminder of the pleasant weather that will return before long. 

Portland, Maine Portland Observatory in Fall Munjoy Hill September 2013 Photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, January 10, 2014

Seasons of Portland: Canal Plaza

A multi-seasoned view of Canal Plaza, which sits at the edge of the city's Old Port district:

Portland, Maine Seasons of Portland Winter Summer Canal Plaza photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Kayla F

A commercial fishing vessel named "Kayla F" docked in some chilly waters:

Portland, Maine Winter Harbor Old Port Boat Kayla F photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Over Bayside

An aerial view of part of Portland's Bayside neighborhood. An article posted today on the Forecaster's website features a few quotes by yours truly about the proposed Midtown development in Bayside. 

Portland, Maine Bayside neighborhood in the winter. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Wharves

Some of Portland's working waterfront with a little bit of snow:

Portland, Maine Working Waterfront New England Wharves in winter photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Frozen Art Walk

An ice sculpture outside of the restaurant Five Fifty-Five . Note the temperature on the Time & Temperature sign in the background. 

Portland, Maine First Friday Art Walk at Night Ice Sculpture on Sidewalk photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cold Friday

Tonight's First Friday Art Walk ended up being a little more quiet than the previous one, due to the extremely cold temperatures and recent snowfall. Here's Congress Square about half an hour ago:

Portland, Maine Congress Square snow winter night photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Snowflakes

Some decorative snowflakes lighting up Exchange Street:

Portland, Maine Old Port Exchange Street Snowflake Lights photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, January 1, 2014