Monday, March 31, 2014

Mt. Bayside Expedition

I bravely trekked to the summit of Portland's tallest temporary geological feature, here is the view:

Portland, Maine Bayside Glacier Mt. Bayside March 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

The Bayside Glacier/Mt. Bayside is one of the primary snow dumping ground for downtown's streets and sidewalks. The view below may be much improved in a few years if the Midtown project gets built on this stretch of land. If I am not here when the buildings are completed, someone should do a before and after shot using the below photo. 

Portland, Maine Bayside Glacier Mt. Bayside March 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bug Light Viewer

Two shots of Bug Light in neighboring South Portland from yesterday morning:

South Portland, Maine New England Bug Light Lighthouse Park photo by Corey Templeton March 2014

South Portland, Maine New England Bug Light Lighthouse Park photo by Corey Templeton March 2014


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Turn the Page

Sherman's Books & Stationary will be opening their fifth store, and first Portland branch, at 49 Exchange Street on April 1st:

Portland, Maine Old Port 49 Exchange Street Sherman's Books and Stationary store photo by Corey Templeton

And on the other side of the page, Annie's Book Stop, located at the Back Cove Hannaford Plaza, is closing this weekend after 30 years in business:

Portland, Maine Annie's Book Stop photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, March 28, 2014

Night Shift

Pictured is an  Eimskip boat, the Sk√≥gafoss, docked at the International Marine Terminal along Commercial Street. The terminal will eventually be expanded and linked to a nearby rail line in order to increase it's shipping capacity. 

Portland, Maine City Skyline Waterfront Night Shift Ship Eimskip photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ocean Street

A late-evening view down Ocean Street in South Portland, looking north. I love how the Eastland hotel sign (which is now a Westin Hotel) lines up so well with the street. I might have to try this shot again with a longer lens and when it is warmer out. 

South Portland Maine Winter March 2014 Ocean Street photo by Corey Templeton


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Some Sort of Sunset

A sunset beyond the Portland skyline from a recent weekend:

Portland, Maine Winter March 2014 City Skyline from South Portland at Sunset Photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Grand Entrance

Another shot from Saturday's open house at the Civic Center. This is the view from near the locker room entrance:

Portland, Maine March 2014 Civic Center Arena Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 23, 2014

University of So. Maine

A section of the Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine on a fittingly grey day. I haven't followed the news too closely, but my alma mater has been in the news lately concerning some budget issues that have led to academic cutbacks. You can get informed about the issue by reading the student newspaper, The Free Press, or by following hashtag #USMFuture on Twitter of Facebook

Portland, Maine University of Southern Maine College Campus The Wishcamper Center Winter 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Civic Center

Renovations have been completed at the Cumberland County Civic Center and an open house was held today for those of us who have been curious to see what the interior changes look like (I've already documented the exterior pretty well). 

The most noticeable changes inside are the addition of "sky box suites," a new court for basketball, and new seating all around. Improvements not pictured here include expanded loading docks, new concession areas, and supposedly improved bathrooms.  I think I might have to check out a Portland Pirates game here once they return to town next season. 







Friday, March 21, 2014

Four Windows

Some workers at the Hilton Garden Inn (Portland Downtown Waterfront) on Commercial Street taking a break to watch the St. Patrick' Day Parade pass by:

Portland, Maine Hilton Garden Inn Portland Waterfront March 2014 Watching Parade on Commercial Street photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Flight Path

A jet flying high above The Thomas Block on Commercial Street:

Portland,  Maine March 2014 100 Commercial Street Jet Above Thomas Block photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

E. Swasey & Co.

A reflection in a puddle of the old Swasey Pottery Building (built in 1867) on Commercial Street:

E. Swasey & Co. Swasey Pottery Building reflection Portland, Maine March 2014 Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Set 2

Here are some more photos from yesterday's St. Patricks Day Parade. The first two shots feature Mike Michaud, who has been the the congressman Maine's 2nd Congressional District (the largest congressional district east of Mississippi, so I've read) since 2003. He is also the de facto Democratic candidate for the 2014 Maine gubernatorial election

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade Maine State Pier Mike Michaud Candidate for Governor 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade Maine State Pier Mike Michaud Candidate for Governor 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade Commercial Street photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade Commercial Street photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade was held today along Commercial Street. I had never seen it before, so I was surprised at how many people show up for it. Stay tuned for more photos over the following days. 

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Commercial Street in the Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Commercial Street in the Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Commercial Street in the Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Maine Wharf

Redevelopment of the Maine Wharf, which interestingly is adjacent to the Maine State Pier, is taking shape:

Portland, Maine construction on Maine Wharf from the Maine State Pier photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine construction on Maine Wharf from the Maine State Pier photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine construction on Maine Wharf from the Maine State Pier photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, March 14, 2014

Between the Streets

A glimpse of Portland City Hall from the corner of Congress and Temple Street:

Portland, Maine City Hall Congress Street Black and White Photo Winter 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fore & Dana

A slightly elevated view of the intersection of Fore and Dana Streets in the Old Port:

Portland, Maine Fore and Dana Streets Old Port City New England photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Night Court

A nighttime view of one of the Cumberland County Courthouses from Pearl Street:

Portland, Maine Cumberland County Court House Night Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Morrill Mansion

Thanks to moving the clocks forward an hour last weekend, I am now able to enjoy a bit of sunlight after work each day. It was still a very enjoyable 40-something degrees out this evening so I took a nice stroll around the West End. Here is the Morrill Mansion (now a bed & breakfast) on the corner of Vaughan and Brackett Streets. 

Portland, Maine March 2014 West End Morrill Mansion Bed and Breakfast photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 10, 2014

Portland Pilot

One of the Port of Portland's pilot boats peeking out from its home on Union Wharf:

Portland, Maine Port of Portland Pilot Boat Winter 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Art Truck

The Local Muscle moving company transforms one of their trucks into a mobile art gallery for each First Friday. Here it is on Congress Street last night:

Portland, Maine March 2014 First Friday Art Walk Congress Street Winter Local Muscle Moving Art Truck photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, March 7, 2014

District of Art

Some Arts District buildings on Congress Street from earlier this evening:

Portland, Maine New England City Congress Street Winter Building Facades photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Music on the Streets

A guitarist making some music on Commercial Street on a relatively warm winter day:

Portland, Maine Winter February 2014 Street Musician Guitarist People Commercial Street in front of Starbucks photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Above the Streets

A view over Portland Street and Park Avenue from January, from the same vantage point as this photo

Portland, Maine Winter Portland Street Park Avenue Aerial Photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Civic Center - Open for Business

Renovations have been completed at the Civic Center and it is now open again for a variety of events, including hockey games next year when the local AHL hockey team returns. Pictured below is a crowd that was there to watch some high school basketball. 

Portland, Maine March 2014 Cumberland County Civic Center Spring Street Night photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Icicles on Elm Street

Some impressive icicles at the Metro's station on Elm Street:

Portland, Maine Winter Ice Icicles on Elm Street photo by Corey Templeton


And if you own one of my 2014 calendars, here is a reminder to switch the page to March.

Portland, Maine March 2014 Calendar photo by Corey Templeton