Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bayside Here & Now

I know that shots like these won't hang on anyone's walls or grace the pages of any magazines, but I enjoy documenting these sorts of scenes nonetheless. In a hundred years this part of Portland might be home to the impressive Midtown project or it may be mostly underwater due to global warming. Either way, I find it interesting to imagine that my documentation of Portland in a matter-of-fact way might be as interesting to future inhabitants of the city as I find photos from the 1910's to be. 

Portland, Maine Bayside Skyline April 2014 Future home of Midtown photo by Corey Templeton

The following shots were taken atop the Bayside Glacier in March:

Portland, Maine Bayside Photos by Corey Templeton March 2014

Portland, Maine Bayside Photos by Corey Templeton March 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Portland Street Variety

The view from the corner of Portland Street and Hanover Street in the Bayside (West Bayside?) neighborhood. 

Portland, Maine Bayside Portland Street and Hanover Street City Intersection April 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Light of the Sun

Don't look at this photo too long or might hurt your eyes:

Portland, Maine City Sunset Skyline photo by Corey Templeton April 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hospital Upon a Hill

Looking towards Maine Medical Center from the Top of the East lounge at the Westin Portland Harborview:

Portland, Maine April 2014 Maine Medical Center from Westin Hotel photo by Corey Templeton

And if you are out and about in Portland, pick up a copy of the 2014 Downtown District guide featuring one of my photos from last fall on the cover:

Portland, Maine Downtown District Guide Directory 2014 cover photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Bike Swap

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's annual Bike Swap is this Sunday morning at the USM Portland campus. Get all the details here. And you can see the below photo in animated form here

Portland, Maine Bike Swap Bicycle Coalition of Maine message on the Time and Temp Building April 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunrise, Sunset

Another view back towards the Old Port from across the harbor:

Portland, Maine City Skyline Waterfront Old Port April 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photographer on the Roof

Looking towards Congress Square and Park Street from the Top of the East lounge at the Westin Portland Harborview. I'll have to get back up there with my camera on brighter day or during a sunset. 

Portland, Maine Top of the East at Westin Portland Harborview April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, April 21, 2014

Car Ferries, Big & Small

Another view of the new Nova Star  cruise ship docked at Ocean Gateway. The Machigonne II is passing by on its way to Peaks Island.  

Portland, Maine Nova Star Cruise Ship and Casco Bay Lines Sunset Skyline photo by Corey Templeton April 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Springlike Sunday

Two shots from this morning from in front of the Nickelodeon Cinema. Looks like this tree is getting ready to bloom any day now. 

Portland, Maine Spring Tree on Temple Street April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Spring Tree on Temple Street April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Daylight

An ornate lighting fixture outside of 93 Exchange Street:

Portland, Maine Exchange Street City Hall and 93 Exchange Street Light photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Portland to Yarmouth Nova Star Ferry

Today's photos feature the newly arrived Nova Star cruise ship that will start sailing between Portland (from the Ocean Gateway terminal) and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in May. Looks like a fine vessel. 

Portland, Maine Nova Star Ferry between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at Ocean Gateway April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Nova Star Ferry between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at Ocean Gateway April 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

At the Park

Here are three more photos from last evening's Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field:

Portland Maine Portland Sea Dogs AA Minor League Baseball at Hadlock Field photos by Corey Templeton

Portland Maine Portland Sea Dogs AA Minor League Baseball at Hadlock Field photos by Corey Templeton

Portland Maine Portland Sea Dogs AA Minor League Baseball at Hadlock Field photos by Corey Templeton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Batter Up!

A view from this evening's Portland Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field:


Sunday, April 13, 2014

State of Spring

A daytime view of one of my favorite buildings on State Street. I wonder if that second floor porch was added later or if it was part of the original design?

Portland, Maine Historic Building on State Street near Longfellow Square. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Starting to Spring

I think the plants around here were just as anxious for spring to arrive as the people. The first shot is from Post Office Park and the second is from a random front yard:

Portland, Maine Old Port Spring Season April 2014 Post Office Park photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Spring Season April 2014 flowers photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

State View

An elevated view of the entrance to the historic State Theater in Congress Square.

Portland, Mane State Theater Music Hall Congress Street 142 High Street Congress Square photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Munjoy Heights - April 2014

Construction is well underway on a new housing project known as Munjoy Heights. As you can see on the project's website, 29 new townhomes will be constructed on this formerly wooded plot of land halfway between North Street and Cumberland Avenue. As the land is on a pretty steep incline, it will be interesting to see this project rise. And I am happy to hear that "Jack Path," part of the Portland Trails network, will be reopened through here once the construction is complete. 

Portland, Maine April 2014 Munjoy Hill Munjoy Heights Housing Construction photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine April 2014 Munjoy Hill Munjoy Heights Housing Construction photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Question

If this sign was here at the same time as Portland's old Million Dollar Bridge, I would have called this photo "The Million Dollar Question."Alas, I wouldn't have been in Portland to take the photo back then anyhow. I assume this question mark sign once included an arrow pointing to the left to guide people to a visitor information center somewhere in the Old Port. 

Portland, Maine Question Mark Blue Sign at Casco Bay Bridge 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Turn the Corner

This often-photographed sign indicates the intersection of Winter and Spring Streets in the West End. Interestingly, a page on the nearby Portland Club's website tells us that these streets names are not related to the seasons. Instead, Spring Street is named for "a path leading to the town spring, which was located up in the West End" and Winter Street "immortalizes one of the town’s earliest settlers, John Winter."

Portland, Maine Winter and Spring Streets in the West End photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Square to Square

The Time & Temperature clock strikes 10:03 in this view of Congress Street, looking from Congress Square to Monument Square. 

Portland, Maine March 2014 Congress Street Night Aerial Above Downtown Congress Square photo by Corey templeton

Friday, April 4, 2014

2,000

Welcome to post number 2,000! Seems like just yesterday that I hit 1,000 posts. Today's photo is from Pine Street in the West End. The building's reflection caught my eye in a puddle of melting snow. It looks like a unit in the building is for sale if anyone is interested. 

Portland, Maine Pine Street West End House Spring 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

And thanks to you I have been nominated as a "best blog" in the Portland Phoenix's 2014 reader poll. Thanks! There are a ton of categories from "best art gallery" to "best place for yoga/pilates" so you should make sure your favorite things/places win.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Across the Sea

The view towards the State Pier and City Hall from across the harbor:

Portland, Maine City Skyline March 2014 From South Portland photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunrised

This is a shot from back in November that I recently felt like processing. Looking out at Casco Bay from near the Ocean Gateway terminal.

Portland, Maine Casco Bay November 2013 Sunrise on the ocean photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Portland's Far West End

Today's photo features the cherry blossoms along our ever-scenic Willamette River, looking towards the Steel Bridge:


Just kidding, of course! Today's April Fools Day photo is courtesy of Lynette, the photographer behind the Portland, Oregon Daily Photo blog. Check out her blog or her Flickr for more great shots of the west-coast Portland.