A blue hour view near the bow of the Wabanaki, the newest vessel of Casco Bay Lines.
Monday, September 29, 2014
It's not all museum-quality work, but there is never a lack of random pieces of art around town. Some of it is certainly more artistic than others. Some is little more than vandalism, a random scribble of letters or a phrase, while some is less of an annoyance. Here are three random pieces from the past few weeks:
From back in May:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Hospice of Southern Maine's annual Twilight in the Park event was held earlier this evening in Deering Oaks Park. This was the first time I've checked the event out so I wasn't sure what to expect. It ended up being a perfect evening for the event, which, as advertised, was a moving experience. Each of the luminaria were dedicated to a specific person who is no longer with us.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The annual Trail to Ale race, a fundraiser for Portland Trails, was held this morning. The "rain or shine" event featured 1,871 participants running or walking the scenic 10k course. I was there early as a set-up volunteer, and also got to take control of the Portland Trails Instagram account for the day. Check it out here for more of today's photos and be sure to give them a "follow." Some of my photos from previous years can also be seen here.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I left a few locations off of my post earlier this month so it's time for another entry.
First is the project on Maine Wharf (to the left) which may include a restaurant on the first floor and office space above:
Sheridan Street Apartments, which will sit on a 45 degree incline below Standpipe Park. Hoping the views from the Park aren't negatively impacted.
Munjoy Heights rises in the distance. And in the foreground, the current location of Casale's Auto on Washington Avenue may become the site of East Cove Townhomes.
And for good measure, an update on West End Place.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Explorer of the Seas, one of the cruise ships in town today, pictured at Ocean Gateway. Some of the tourists on board might have been disappointed by the afternoon weather, but I think Portland tends to be rather photogenic with some cloud cover and passing showers.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Time for an update on some of the new buildings rising around the peninsula. In no particular order:
409 Cumberland Avenue, housing by Avesta.
118 on Munjoy Hill, luxury condos with first floor retail.
West End Place, apartments with first floor retail on the corner of Pine and Brackett Streets.
Munjoy Heights, luxury townhomes off of Walnut Street.
Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus expansion (new operating rooms).
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Portland's first bike corral was set up on Friday in front of Crema Coffee and Rosemont Market on Commercial Street. One bicycle corral can provide temporary parking for up to ten bicycles (as opposed to just one car). You can read more about the project in the city's press release here. If this pilot location goes well then we will hopefully see a few more corrals in front of local businesses next year.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Here is a view of the Halfway Rock Lighthouse taken from Jewell Island. The lighthouse, currently up for auction, was completed in 1871 and is on the National Register of Historical Places. Its name comes from being located roughly halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small, the two ends of Casco Bay.