Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015

Thanks for following along during the year of 2015! It was a fun year with lots of good opportunities. As per annual tradition, here is one photo from each month over the past year.

December 

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January


The full archives of this site can be viewed at anytime by scrolling over to the "blog archive" section on the right side of the page. 

See you in 2016!

Pine & Prom

At the corner of Pine Street and the Western Promenade on a foggy afternoon.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. At the corner of Pine Street and the Western Promenade on a foggy afternoon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

From last night, the lobster trap Christmas tree in front of the The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa. I had been waiting for a bit of snow to get this shot.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015. Photo by Corey Templeton. From last night, the lobster trap Christmas tree in front of the The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa. I had been waiting for a bit of snow to get this shot.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Round the Bend

Folks making their way around the Back Cove Trail on Christmas morning. Part of Munjoy Hill and the Portland Observatory are in the background. 

Portland, Maine USA December 2015. Folks making their way around the Back Cove Trail on Christmas morning. Part of Munjoy Hill and the Portland Observatory are in the background.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Clouds

From a warm Christmas morning,  my preferred mode of transport parked in front of Vivian Beer's Cloud Couch, a "white painted steel sculptural seating ... [that] evokes both clouds and waves."

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 bicycle ride around Back Cove Trail, parked at Vivian Beer's Cloud Couch art sculpture.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Good Morning Moon

An almost-full moon setting behind the Portland skyline this morning. Viewed from Bug Light Park in South Portland.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. An almost-full moon setting behind the Portland skyline this morning. Viewed from Bug Light Park in South Portland.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Green Christmas

A festive wreath on the side of the Thomas Block building at 100 Commercial Street. 

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. A festive wreath on the side of the Thomas Block building at 100 Commercial Street.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Singin' in the Square

A group of carollers singing in Monument Square during the last First Friday Art Walk.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. A group of carollers singing in Monument Square during the last First Friday Art Walk.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bikeable December

Pictured is a bike lane symbol painted on Preble Street, heading into town. I need colder temperatures and snow for my photography, but the bike commuter part of me does benefit from the mild weather we have had so far.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 bicycle lane on Preble Street in Bayside. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, December 21, 2015

City Hall Holidays

The Hanukkah menorah and Christmas tree in front of City Hall last week.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 holiday lights and Christmas Tree outside of City Hall at night. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Other Side

The other side of the brick building with the well-known "Portland Co." painted signage.

Portland, Maine December 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton. The other side of the brick building with the well-known "Portland Co." painted signage.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Oaks & Spokes

A bicycle parked on Deering Street on a warm afternoon in December.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton of a bicycle parked on Deering Street on a warm afternoon in December.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Shapes in a Square

Pictured today are the light sculptures in Boothby Square by local artist Pandora LaCasse.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Pictured today are the light sculptures in Boothby Square by local artist Pandora LaCasse.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Traffic

A horse and wagon ride making its way down a seasonally-decorated Exchange Street.

December 2015 Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton of A horse and wagon ride making its way down a seasonally-decorated Exchange Street.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Rink at Thompson's Point

If you're tired of waiting for natural ice to form on a nearby pond, you are in luck! I stopped by the new Ice Rink at Thompson's Point yesterday and the ice is looking good. In addition to skating, there is food and drink on site, as well as a heating area for when winter kicks in.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton of the new Ice Rink at Thompson's Point.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pearly Gates

Visitors heading into the Museum of Art last Friday. Did you know that admission is free every Friday (not just First Friday) from 5-9pm.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Visitors heading into the Museum of Art at 7 Congress Square.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Lighting the Sky

A view from last evening, looking up at the old Eastland sign atop the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. The fog has now passed, but it was fun taking photos in it for a few days. 

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. A view from last evening, looking up at the old Eastland sign atop the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Lady in the Fog

The recent low-hanging fog surrounding the city makes for some interesting photo opportunities. Here is the "Our Lady of Victories" statue in Monument Square last night.

Portland, Maine December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. The recent low-hanging fog surrounding the city makes for some interesting photo opportunities. Here is the "Our Lady of Victories" statue in Monument Square last night.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Portland Patisserie

The Market Street side of the Portland Patisserie and Grand Café. Since opening earlier this year it has become a popular spot and a nice place to people-watch from the window seats.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton of The Market Street side of the Portland Patisserie and Grand Café.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pleasant Street Park

A view this morning looking over Pleasant Street Park towards the harbor.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. A view this morning looking over Pleasant Street Park towards the harbor.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Mayor

A few shots from last night's inaugural event for Mayor Ethan Strimling at Ocean Gateway. 
Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. A few shots from last night's inauguration of Mayor Ethan Strimling at Ocean Gateway.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lines of Power

Looking eastward down Gold Street in the Old Port. The Custom House nicely frames the end of the street.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking eastward down Gold Street in the Old Port. The Custom House nicely frames the end of the street.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Monument Square, Dec. 2015

A busy Monument Square last evening during the First Friday Art Walk. The free horse and wagon rides are happening through December 20th, details here

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton of Monument Square at night on a First Friday with horse and wagon.

Friday, December 4, 2015

State Street Church, December 2015

Looking up at the front of the State Street Church on a recent rainy evening.

Portland, Maine USA December 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking up at the front of the State Street Church on a recent rainy evening.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

119 Pine

This beautiful old building on Pine Street is currently on the market (for a smooth $1.2 million). The building dates to 1876 and was designed by notable local architect Francis H. Fassett

Portland, Maine November 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Beautiful old building at 119 Pine Street in the West End built in 1876 and designed by Francis H. Fassett.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bayside Reuse

The old Schlotterbeck & Foss Co. Building from Kennebec Street in the Bayside neighborhood. Schlotterbeck & Foss, a producer of food and flavorings, has moved operations off of the peninsula, which opens up the building for reuse. According to The Forecaster, the building will be developed into housing, containing 55 one-bedroom and studio units. 

Portland, Maine November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton of The old Schlotterbeck & Foss Co. Building from Kennebec Street in the Bayside neighborhood.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Puddle Jumper

An old building in the West End reflected in a small puddle. I'm looking forward to photographing the holiday lighting around town once the weather gets cold enough for some scenic snow.

Portland, Maine November 2015 West End house reflected in puddle on street photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tandem Windows

A sort of abstract view into Tandem Coffee & Bakery at 742 Congress Street. The windows are often obscured by condensation on these cool mornings.

A sort of abstract view into Tandem Coffee & Bakery at 742 Congress Street. The windows are often obscured by condensation on these cool mornings. November 2015 photo by Corey Templeton in Portland, Maine. USA.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Oliver M. Nash House

From yesterday afternoon, some leftover signs of autumn outside of the Oliver M. Nash House (built in 1878) on Carleton Street.  

Portland, Maine November 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Some leftover signs of autumn outside of the Oliver M. Nash House (built in 1878) on Carleton Street.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Old Port Arch

A glance up Moulton Street towards the facade of 375 Fore Street, which has been home to Bull Feeney's Irish pub/restaurant since 2002. You can read about the history of this historic building and its various tenants over here.

375 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 USA Photo by Corey Templeton of exterior of Bull Feeney's restaurant and pub in the Old Port.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Oh, Christmas Tree

From the annual tree lighting ceremony in Monument Square this evening. It was a much warmer event than last year, but I'm confident that winter will be arriving soon.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 holidays Christmas tree lighting in Monument Square at night. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Moonlighting

Wednesday night's moon rising beyond Congress Square. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 photo by Corey Templeton of moon rising beyond Congress Square.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

All Yellow

Looking through some lobster traps stacked up between Custom House Wharf and Portland Pier.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking through some lobster traps stacked up between Custom House Wharf and Portland Pier.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oxbow

A peek inside the Oxbow Beer tasting room off of Washington Avenue. The main Oxbow Brewery is located up in Newcastle, but they handle the brewing and bottling of their "funky" and "sour" beers at this relatively new Portland location.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton at Oxbow Brewing Beer Bottling and Tasting Room off of Washington Avenue.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Autumn Skies

From back in the month of October, a pleasant colored sunset over Congress Street.

Portland, Maine October 2015 sunset over Congress Street towards Congress Square. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

You Say You Want a Revolution

The current view from one of the old scrap yards in Bayside between the Bayside Trail and Somerset Street. The area will go through a revolution of sorts once work begins on the mixed-use Midtown development. The 3.5 acre Midtown development is slated to bring over 400 new (and much needed) residential units to the city as well as additional retail space.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton. The current view from one of the old scrap yards in Bayside between the Bayside Trail and Somerset Street. The area will go through a revolution of sorts once work begins on the mixed-use Midtown development.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Market Street Morning

The morning light along upper Market Street. The reflection of the light against the fire escapes catches your eye from a distance.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton. The morning light along upper Market Street. The reflection of the light against the fire escapes catches your eye from a distance.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Custom House, November 2015

The historic U.S. Custom House with the warm glow of the early morning sun, viewed from Commercial Street. This photo also features what I assume is Portland's official bird, the seagull.  

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton. The historic U.S. Custom House with the warm glow of the early morning sun, viewed from Commercial Street.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Still Standing

The "padlocks of love" are still affixed to this small fence along Commercial Street, between Portland Lobster Company and Long Wharf. Earlier this year, locks were cleared from the famous Pont des Arts bridge in Paris due to structural concerns. So we will see how long the Portland fence stays upright.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton of locks of love fence on Commercial Street in the Old Port.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November Nights

A waxing crescent moon hanging out above Congress Street last evening.

Portland, Maine USA November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton. A waxing crescent moon hanging out above Congress Street last evening.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Portland Co., November 2015

The reflection of the Portland Co. sign in a puddle along the Eastern Waterfront. Much of this historic industrial complex will be renovated and improved upon in the near future, in alignment with the city's Eastern Waterfront Master Plan.

Portland, Maine November 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton. The reflection of the Portland Co. sign in a puddle along the Eastern Waterfront

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Weekend Sunrise Stroll

From a Saturday morning stroll along Commercial Street in the Old Port. 

Portland, Maine USA November 2015. From a Saturday morning stroll along Commercial Street and Portland Pier in the Old Port.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Promenade View, Autumn 2015

Looking beyond the last of the fall foliage on the Eastern Promenade towards Fort Gorges and Peaks Island.

November 2015 Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton. Looking beyond the last of the fall foliage on the Eastern Promenade towards Fort Gorges and Peaks Island.