Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Press Hotel

An early-evening shot of the new signage outside of the Press Hotel. Located in the former Portland Press Herald newspaper building, the newspaper-themed boutique hotel and a first floor restaurant named M.C. Union will be opening this spring. 

Portland, Maine the Press Hotel on Congress and Exchange Streets photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 30, 2015

Snow Line

Receding banks of snow on the Eastern Promenade yesterday afternoon:

Portland, Maine March 2015 Eastern Promenade springtime photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Seasons of Portland

As we prepare for the actual (non-calendar) change from winter to spring, here is a collage of photos from each season in Portland. 
Portland, Maine Seasons of Portland photo collage March 2015 by Corey Templeton

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Western Promenade - March 2015

A recent view from the Western Promenade, looking towards Maine Medical Center. The melting snow is making for some nice reflections all over town.

Portland, Maine March 2015 Western Promenade towards Maine Medical Center reflection in puddle. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pier Preserver

a personal floatation device at the end of the Portland Fish Pier:

Portland, Maine Spring March 2015 life preserver at Fish Pier photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Sun & Tide

Taken on another cold morning a few weeks ago, in the park next  to the Ocean Gateway terminal (known as Moon Tide Garden/Park I believe)

Portland, Maine Winter March 2015 Sunrise from Casco Bay Moon Tide Garden photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gold & Pearl

Looking towards the Custom House from the corner of Gold and Pearl Streets.

Portland, Maine March 2015 Gold and Pearl Streets in the Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 23, 2015

Twin Doors on Danforth

Since it still feels a bit winterlike outside, I'll go ahead and share this photo from January today. Taken on Danforth Street during a light snowfall.

Portland, Maine Danforth Street in the West End January 2015 winter photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 22, 2015

January vs. June - Eastern Prom

A summer/winter view of the Eastern Promenade. Now that it's officially spring we can start looking forward to experiencing the more hospitable looking version of this scenic spot. 

Portland, Maine January 2015 and June 2014 at Eastern Promenade on Munjoy Hill photos by Corey Templeton

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cold Blue Skyline

A view last evening looking over the Post Office and towards Monument Square. The Time & Temp sign is currently raising awareness of the WMPG annual spring donations drive. 

Portland, Maine March 2015 Night Skyline with downtown buildings photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Time

It appears that the spring season officially starts later today. Perhaps this photo would have made more sense a few weeks ago for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time,  but yeah.

March 2015 Portland, Maine 86 Exchange Street Swiss Time store window and watch sign photo by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 19, 2015

O.G. Portland

Looking west from the Ocean Gateway terminal, towards Commercial Street:

Portland, Maine Ocean Gateway terminal towards Commercial Street and the Old Port. March 2015 Photo by Corey Templeton.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Promise of Puddles

Starting to see more puddles around town, a positive sign that spring is on the way. 

Portland, Maine March 2015 Puddle on Wharf Street cobblestones photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 16, 2015

Federal / Exchange

Looking up at the intersection of Federal and Exchange Streets in the Old Port.

Portland, Maine March 2015 Corner of Federal and Exchange Streets in the Old Port photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Snowy Gates

From back in February, one of the Congress Street entrances to Lincoln Park.

February 2015 Portland Maine Snow at night Lincoln Park Gate fence photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Back on the Highway

A view over the highway towards Back Cove, from a slightly different spot than Monday's photo

Portland, Maine Winter Night March 2015 Back Cove and Highway I-295 photo by Corey Templeton

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bayside Glacier - Summit

As mentioned yesterday, here are a few photos from the top of the Bayside Glacier. If the scaled-down Midtown Project, which is still moving through the Planning Board process, gets built then this will be the view from roughly the third floor. 

Portland, Maine March 2015 Winter Bayside Glacier future spot of Midtown Project photos by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2015 Winter Bayside Glacier future spot of Midtown Project photos by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine March 2015 Winter Bayside Glacier future spot of Midtown Project photos by Corey Templeton

Here is a rendering of the Midtown Project, via the Planning Department website. The glacier is in the spot of the third building to the right:

Portland, Maine March 2015 Winter Bayside Glacier future spot of Midtown Project photos by Corey Templeton

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bayside Glacier - Base Camp

Here are a couple views from the bottom of the Bayside Glacier last weekend. This temporary geographical feature comes together each winter as the city dumps snow here from downtown streets and sidewalks. Tomorrow I will share photos from my expedition to the peak. 

Portland, Maine Winter March 2015 Bayside Glacier photo by Corey Templeton

Portland, Maine Winter March 2015 Bayside Glacier photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Central Provisions

A view of the Wharf Street entrance to Central Provisions. The restaurant and bar, which opened a little over a year ago, quickly established itself as a destination and was even nominated for "best new restaurant" by the James Beard Foundation. 

Central Provisions restaurant and bar in Portland, Maine Old Port Fore Street and Wharf Street March 2015 photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 9, 2015

Take the Highway

Looking over I-295 from the Washing Avenue/Tukey's Bridge exit ramp on Saturday night:

Portland, Maine March 2015 Skyline over the highway from Washington Avenue at night photo by Corey Templeton

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Morning Run

The Machigonne II heading back to Portland this morning:

Portland, Maine March 2015 Casco Bay Lines ferry boat with sunrise photo by Corey Templeton

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stroudwater River Ice

From this afternoon, a view of where the Stroudwater River empties in the Fore River and Casco Bay. This was a quick cellphone shot from my bike ride home from work. I was originally interested in the frozen waterfall on the other side of the bridge (like this, but colder) but found this more compelling. 

Portland, Maine March 2015 Stroudwater River and Fore River empty into Casco Bay ice photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Back Towards Commercial Street

Looking back from the end of the Maine State Pier. The new building on Maine Wharf, to the left, adds some interesting colors to the mix. 

February 2015 Portland, Maine view towards Commercial Street and the Old Port from Maine State Pier. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Steps & Shadows

Interesting shadows on the steps to City Hall. There was a local television news crew with a spotlight to the right of the frame which created said shadows. 

Portland, Maine City Hall February 2015 shadows on steps black and white photo by Corey Templeton

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Underneath the Clouds

I was able to get a little bit of the cloud movement in this photo from last week, looking towards the People's United Bank and Time & Temperature Buildings.

Portland, Maine February 2015 nighttime city skyline photo by Corey Templeton

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Coffee at the Hilltop

A neon-lighted coffee cup, always a welcome sign, outside of Hilltop Coffee on Munjoy Hill:

February 2015 Portland, Maine Hilltop Coffee Shop 90 Congress Street photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, March 2, 2015

Made of Snow

An anthropomorphic snow sculpture near Maine Medical Center and the Western Promenade:


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Icicle Land

Icicles on one of my favorite buildings in the West End:

March 2015 Portland, Maine Icicles on Carroll Street building in the West End photo by Corey Templeton