Monday, June 30, 2014

Fort & Bridge

A view of the new Martin's Point Bridge from the other side of Fort Gorges on Saturday.

Portland, Maine Fort Gorges Island to Martin's Point Bridge June 2014 Summer photo by Corey Templeton

I had a busy weekend taking photos for Down East Magazine's Instagram account,  you check to the results here.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Mornings

A summertime scene along Back Cove this morning. Baxter Boulevard itself (from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park) is car-free from 9am-4pm every Sunday


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Over and Above Portland

Another aerial view, this time looking down towards the "downtown" part of Portland:

June 2014 Summer Above Portland, Maine Aerial Photo from Portland House by Corey Templeton

I've enjoyed posting on the Down East Magazine Instagram account so far this weekend. Stay tuned for more photos tomorrow. 

Down East Magazine Instagram Takeover Weekend June 2014 Corey Templeton

Friday, June 27, 2014

Above the Eastern Promenade

From the same spot as yesterday's photo, looking left towards the Eastern Promenade. This would be an excellent place to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July!

Portland, Maine Eastern Promenade Aerial Photo from Portland House June 2014 Summer photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fort Allen

Here is an aerial view of Fort Allen Park. The park is schedule to reopen early next month after a rehabilitation project that started last fall. 

Fort Allen Park at the Eastern Promenade on Munjoy Hill June 2014 Summer photo by Corey Templeton

Fort Allen Park at the Eastern Promenade on Munjoy Hill June 2014 Summer photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Another Back Cove Sunset

Another take on the "Sunset at Back Cove" theme from the other night:


And if you are on Instagram, I am "taking over" the new Down East Magazine Instagram account (@DownEastMagazine) this weekend. Follow them so you can keep up with my travels around Portland this weekend. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The City & The Sea

Taken at the same time as this photo, but looking a bit to the right to reveal one of my favorite angles towards the Old Port:

Portland, Maine Old Port Summer Skyline and waterfront harbor June 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Portland House View

A view of the Eastern Waterfront and Ocean Gateway terminal from the very top of the "Portland House" condos at 45 Eastern Promenade. I've always wanted to see the view from up here and it's everything I hoped for.  I'll post more shots from up here throughout the week. 


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer on Fore

A summertime view of Fore Street, from the new Hyatt Place Hotel on the left to the old Custom House building on the right. 

Fore Street in the Old Port of Portland, Maine USA New England City Street photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Otto It's Your Birthday

Happy 5th Birthday to Portland's Otto Pizza! I remember when Otto was the new kid on the block, so it's great to see their success over the years as they expanded their original Portland location and branched out to other cities as well.  As a reminder to wish them a happy birthday, the Time & Temperature sign is currently flashing "EAT OTTO."

Otto Pizza Portland, Maine June 18 2014 5th Birthday Time and Temperature Sign at sunset photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Slab

The new restaurant named Slab appears to now be open in the old Public Market Building, facing Preble Street. The restaurant's co-owner Stephen Lanzalotta is credited with creating Portland's original Sicilian Slab at Micucci's on India Street. The outdoor seating area at Slab certainly looks like a nice addition to this area during the warmer months. 

Slab Pizza Restaurant Preble Street old Portland Public Market Building in Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, June 16, 2014

Back from Peaks

Pictured today are passengers disembarking from a Casco Bay Lines ferry from Peaks Island. You can see the progress being made on the new ferry terminal as well: 

Portland, Maine Casco Bay Lines Ferry boat passengers arriving Portland Maine State Pier June 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

While we are in the neighborhood, here's an aerial of the new construction taking place on Maine Wharf:

June 2014 Portland Maine Wharf Construction photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mast Climbing

A brave mariner working on the rigging of a sailboat docked at the Maine State Pier:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

People and Statues

A view from Middle Street looking up towards Monument Square from last Friday:

June 2014 First Friday Art walk in Portland, Maine towards Monument Square photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Trail Weather

A fine day for a walk along the Eastern Promenade Trail, part of the Portland Trails network.  Rising above the incline on the lefthand side of the photo is the tripod mast from the USS Portland in Fort Allen Park. 

Portland, Maine Eastern Promenade Trail in Summer near Fort Allen Park Portland Trails Network photo by Corey Templeton June 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

100%

A factually correct sign outside of the Speckled Ax coffee shop on Congress Street:

Speckled Ax Coffee Shop 567 Congress Street Arts District in Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vote, Yes or No

Today is the day to vote in Portland concerning the "Protect our Parks / Save Congress Square Plaza" issue. I am still undecided (voting "no" doesn't mean you dislike parks) although I did donate some photos to the Yes on 1 campaign.

Portland, Maine Congress Square Park Yes on 1 No on 1 Voting Signs June 10 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ride by Night

Today is your last chance to check out the Ferris Wheel on Long Wharf. I didn't ride it, but by the end of this week you are going to be sick of seeing my photos of it. 

Old Port Festival Ferris Wheel Ride on DiMillo's Long Wharf nighttime photo by Corey Templeton June 2014

Old Port Festival Ferris Wheel Ride on DiMillo's Long Wharf nighttime photo by Corey Templeton June 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Walk the Art Walk

The central portion of Congress Street was once again reserved for pedestrians for the monthly Art Walk on Friday. Here's a shot from Congress Square looking towards Monument Square:

First Friday Art Walk on Congress Street Summer June 2014 Congress Square photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Portland Eye

A view last evening of the "Portland Eye," a ferris wheel that is set up on Long Wharf near DiMillo's for this weekend's Old Port Festival. It's not quite as impressive as the London Eye (which is twice as tall as Franklin Towers, Maine's tallest building), but I imagine it will offer some pretty unique views of the waterfront!

Old Port Festival Portland, Maine Ferris Wheel Portland Eye on Long Wharf June 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, June 5, 2014

On the Way Home

The Nova Star cruise ship passing by Spring Point in South Portland on its way back to the Ocean Gateway terminal:

Nova Star Cruise Ship passing Spring Point Light in South Portland, Maine USA May 2014 photo by Corey Templeton

And another view as it passed Fort Gorges:

Nova Star cruise ship passing Fort Gorges in Portland Harbor May 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The City is a Garden

Flowers are in abundance now, but this photo taken in early May was back when they were just starting to pop back up around town: 

Flower in Portland, Maine Old Port Exchange Street Spring 2014 May photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Park & Walk

An early evening view of Deering Oaks Park, looking across State Street towards the pond and fountain:

Deering Oaks Park Spring May 2014 Portland, Maine City Park Photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

March Against Monsanto

A few photos from last weekend's March Against Monsanto event in Monument Square:

Portland, Maine Monument Square May 2014 March Against Monsanto Rally photo by Corey Templeton

Vote No GMO in Portland, Maine Monument Square May 2014 March Against Monsanto Rally photo by Corey Templeton

One of the speakers at the event was democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Shenna Bellows (there was a light rain falling at the time):

Shenna Bellows US Senate Candidate Maine In Portland, Maine May 2014 March Against Monsanto Rally photo by Corey Templeton