Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Old Port Color

A colorful display in the windows of the Casco National Bank building on Middle Street. The color in each window changes every few seconds, making for an eye-catching display. 

Portland, Maine June 2015 Casco National Bank building in the Old Port 195 Middle Street window lights at night photo by Corey Templeton

Monday, June 29, 2015

Congress Street Twilight

A quiet evening downtown, looking west on Congress Street near Casco Street. 

Portland, Maine June 2015 Summer Twilight on Congress Street downtown looking West photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Port to Fort

A summertime view from the Eastern Waterfront towards Fort Gorges and Peaks Island.

Portland, Maine June 2015 Eastern Promenade to Fort Gorges water view in Casco Bay photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Battery Steele

I finally made a trip to the Battery Steele on Peaks Island today. The structure was built during World War II and deactivated shortly after in 1948. It is now in a public land preserve and as of 2005 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Portland, Maine Peaks Island Battery Steele old fort in Casco Bay. Summer June 27 2015. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rooftop Vista

Looking over the rooftops of Fore Street and Commercial Street towards the harbor.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Walk on the West Side

Strolling along the Western Promenade, with the 13,674-square-foot West Mansion (named for George Fletcher West) in the background. 

Portland, Maine USA June 2015 Western Promenade in the West End, in front of the West Mansion. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Garden with a View

A view of the plots at the North Street Community Garden. Based on the popularity of this garden and the others around town, a new one is being built on the other side of Munjoy Hill, on the Eastern Promenade. 

Portland, Maine June 2015 North Street Community Garden on Munjoy Hill. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tour the Tombstones

From a stroll through the Eastern Cemetery last weekend. The Spirits Alive group does entertaining and informative tours of our oldest cemetery. 

Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine June 2015 tours by Spirits Alive group. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Festival of Photos

Looking back at last weekend, here are three photos from the 42nd Annual Old Port Festival. The first two are looking up Exchange Street and the last photo is looking west on Fore Street. 

Portland, Maine USA June 2015 Old Port Festival on Exchange Street photo by Corey Templeton.

Portland, Maine USA June 2015 Old Port Festival on Exchange Street photo by Corey Templeton.

Portland, Maine USA June 2015 Old Port Festival on Fore Street at Boothby Square photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Window Glow

The light of a sunset reflecting off the back side of the Congress Square Hotel building.

Sunset reflected in windows of old brick building in Portland, Maine USA June 2015 photo by Corey Templeton.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Parkside Sunset

A bit of last night's sunset over the Parkside Neighborhood and Cumberland Avenue, looking west towards Maine Medical Center.

Portland, Maine USA June 2015 Summer Sunset over Parkside Neighborhood and Cumberland Avenue towards Maine Medical Center. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ice Cream at Bonobo

The ice cream (and gelato) window at Bonobo Pizza is now open for the season. Can't go wrong with a cone of your favorite flavor and a stroll around the West End.

Portland, Maine June 2015 Summer Ice Cream and Gelato window at Bonobo Pizza at 46 Pine Street. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Longfellow Square, June 2015

Passing through Longfellow Square on a recent evening. Per the Public Art Committee's website, "Portland-born sculptor Franklin Simmons, one of the nineteenth century’s leading sculptors, created it in his Rome, Italy studio and it was dedicated September 29, 1888."

Longfellow Square and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Statue in Portland, Maine Congress and State Streets in June 2015. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Above the Old Port Fest

The view looking west above Fore Street, taken from the headquarters of PortlandOldPort.com.

Portland, Maine June 14, 2015 annual Old Port Festival above Fore Street photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Old Port Festival #42

Looking down Long Wharf towards the heart of the Old Port, where the final day of the 42nd annual Old Port Festival will be taking place today. 

Old Port Festival Ferris Wheel on Long Wharf in the Old Port of Portland, Maine USA June 2015. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Colors on Danforth Street

I like to think that the owners of this row house on Danforth Street carefully planned on matching their sidewalk flowers to their front door.

Portland, Maine USA June 2015 Danforth Street purple flower and door photo by Corey Templeton.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wheel in the Sky

It must be the weekend of the Old Port Festival - the ferris wheel is in place on Long Wharf. The attraction lines up well with this view down Moulton Street. 

Portland, Maine USA Ferris Wheel for Old Port Festival June 2015 looking down Moulton Street to Long Wharf. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Here to There

From the City Hall clock tower back in May, looking over the western edge of the Bayside neighborhood towards USM and beyond. 

Portland, Maine from City Hall clock tower May 2015 photo by Corey Templeton.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Nightfall

A twilight view of the Old Port, looking down Exchange Street towards Fore and Moulon Streets.

Portland, Maine USA Fore and Exchange Streets in the Old Port. May 2015. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Old Port Rainbow

A man-made rainbow created from the lawn sprinklers in Boothby Square.

Portland, Maine May 2015 Summer in Old Port with rainbow from sprinklers on Fore Street. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Casco Bay Contrast

An old-timey sailing vessel docked in front of the modern new building on Maine Wharf.

June 2015 Portland, Maine USA Sailing vessel in front of Maine Wharf new building. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Art in Our Front Yard - Maine Lobsterman

Weather permitting, the Portland Public Art Committee will be holding an informational "Art in Our Front Yard" talk about the Maine Lobsterman statue at the corner of Middle & Temple Streets at 4pm today. The free talk will be given by local historian Herb Adams. Event details here, and read more about this piece of public art here

Portland, Maine June 1 2015 Maine Lobsterman Statue a part of the Portland Public Art Committee. Photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Westward View

The view west from atop the Hyatt Place hotel on Fore Street. On the left you can see Danforth Street and on the right is Pleasant Street.

Looking towards the West End of Portland, Maine USA May 29 2015 from the Hyatt Place Hotel Old Port photo by Corey Templeton