Thursday, April 27, 2017

Boothby Square, Fall 2016

Looking back to last October on this Thursday afternoon. A well-placed bench in Boothby Square provides a nice spot to watch the hustle and bustle of the Old Port.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. A well-placed bench in Boothby Square provides a nice spot to watch the hustle and bustle of the Old Port.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Say Yes to the Book

Strolling by Yes Books in Congress Square on this rainy afternoon.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Strolling by Yes Books in Congress Square on a rainy spring afternoon.

Cushman Street, Spring 2017

A pleasant row of houses along Cushman Street in the West End.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A pleasant row of houses along Cushman Street in the West End.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ford Came Back

The cherry blossoms are starting to appear behind the John Ford statue at Gorham's Corner. Mr. Ford, a Portland native, is one of the directors featured in the new Netflix series "Five Came Back." The shows looks at the contributions of five famous directors during World War II.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The cherry blossoms are starting to appear behind the John Ford statue at Gorham's Corner.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Custom House Walker

A pedestrian and his shadow passing by the Custom House on Fore Street this afternoon.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of pedestrian passing by the Custom House on Fore Street in the Old Port.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bike & Basket

A bike parked on Pine Street last October. Anyone looking for a new bike should check out the annual Great Maine Bike Swap (by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine) at USM this Sunday.

Portland, Maine USA October 2016 photo by Corey Templeton of bicycle parked behind Pine Street..

Throwback: Coffee Shop Corner

A throwback to April 2011 and the back corner of Arabica Coffee on Free Street.

Portland, Maine USA April 2011 photo by Corey Templeton. A throwback to April 2011 and the back corner of Arabica Coffee on Free Street.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring is in the Air

A pleasant scene from Bug Light Park in South Portland yesterday afternoon. It took a while, but all of the sudden it feels rather spring-like here.

Portland and South Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A pleasant scene from Bug Light Park in South Portland looking across the harbor.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

West End, Spring 2017

Some little signs of spring in the West End of Portland today.

Portland, Maine USA Photos by Corey Templeton. Some little signs of spring in the West End of Portland April 2017.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Playground in Fog

From last night, an ominously foggy scene at the playground outside of Reiche Elementary School.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of an ominously foggy scene at the playground outside of Reiche Elementary School.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Puddle Vision

A sidewalk reflection of part of the Portland Savings Bank Building on Exchange Street.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A sidewalk reflection of part of the Portland Savings Bank Building on Exchange Street.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

American Dream Rising

A building rising behind "The American Dream" sculpture in Lincoln Park. One of the questions asked by Judith Hoffman, the artist of the piece, is "how does a society that so highly values the material gain embodied in home ownership transcend self-interest and become community?" The contrast with the new construction, a shared living space (albeit an luxurious one), caught my eye. You can read more about the sculpture here.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of American Dream sculpture by Judith Hoffman in Lincoln Park and Luminato Condos behind.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Signs of Spring, April 2017

A springtime puddle at Silver and Milk Streets in the Old Port.

Portland Maine April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A springtime puddle at Silver and Milk Streets in the Old Port.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Late Afternoon Light, March 2017

Late afternoon sunlight hitting City Hall and the surrounding buildings, from the far side of North Street.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Late afternoon sun hitting City Hall and the surrounding buildings, from the far side of North Street.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Throwback: Central Fire Station, April 2010

A Thursday throwback to April 2010, in front of the Central Station of the Portland Maine Fire Department. The old-timey photo was from the Portland Fire Museum website .

Portland, Maine USA April 2010 photo by Corey Templeton Looking into past of Central Portland Fire Department Station on Congress Street.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Light and Shadow and Stairs

Some dramatic light and shadows on a staircase off of Washington Avenue this afternoon.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Some dramatic light and shadows on a staircase off of Washington Avenue this afternoon.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Finally Spring

I took a leisurely bike ride out to Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth on this unseasonably warm first day of April. So glad it's finally spring!

June 2015 photo by Corey Templeton of rocky coastline at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

PortlandMaine.Gov

For Throwback Thursday, go check out the new City of Portland website, where a bunch of my "greatest hits" can be seen. It's pretty cool to play a part in the visual identity of my hometown.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. For Throwback Thursday, go check out the new City of Portland website, where a bunch of my "greatest hits" can be seen. It's pretty cool to play a part in the visual identity of my hometown.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

BRGR Bar

Passing by the newly opened BRGR BAR (Portland, ME) on Brown Street. Anyone been here yet? I do enjoy a good burger every now and then.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Passing by the newly opened BRGR BAR (Portland, ME) at 11 Brown Street.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rainy State Street, March 2017

A rainy and damp early-spring evening from State Street. On a personal note, I completed moving this past weekend (from one side of the West End to the other side) so I look forward to getting back into the groove with my photography efforts.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of a rainy and damp early-spring evening from State Street.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time for Change

Looking up at the old clock at 749 Congress Street, in the West End. The building behind it, a former funeral home, has been vacant for years but is currently being redeveloped into a hotel, spa, and restaurant.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking up at the old clock at 749 Congress Street, in the West End. The building behind it, a former funeral home, has been vacant for years but is currently being redeveloped into a hotel, spa, and restaurant.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Church & City

The separation of church and city, based on the spires that can be seen from Monument Square.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The separation of church and city, based on the spires that can be seen from Monument Square.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Eastern Prom Playground

Some good color in the clouds yesterday evening, above the playground at the Eastern Promenade.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Some good color in the clouds yesterday evening, above the playground at the Eastern Promenade on Munjoy Hill.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cape Cod, March 2017

A quick snapshot of part of the Cape Cod National Seashore from yesterday. This was my first trip to that area, might have to get back someday during a warmer time of year.

Wellfleet, Massachusetts USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A quick snapshot of part of the Cape Cod National Seashore at Marconi Beach.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Throwback: Congress Street, March 2014

On this Thursday, let's take a look back to March 2014. Shooting through glass often adds some interesting results to an otherwise dull scene.

Portland, Maine USA March 2014 photo by Corey Templeton of downtown Congress Street through a glass window.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Longfellow Square Snow, March 2017

From the middle of yesterday's blizzard, from State Street looking towards Longfellow Square.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. From the middle of yesterday's blizzard, from State Street looking towards Longfellow Square.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Blizzard Begins

It's starting to look like a blizzard out there. If you can't tell due to the snow, this is from Forest & Congress.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. It's starting to look like a blizzard out there. If you can't tell due to the snow, this is from Forest & Congress.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Etz Chaim

A view of the stained glass window at the front of the Etz Chaim Synagogue, home of the Maine Jewish Museum, at Congress and India Streets.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A view of the stained glass window at the front of the Etz Chaim Synagogue, home of the Maine Jewish Museum, at Congress and India Streets.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Flashback: Fort Preble, July 2015

Throwback to a previously unreleased photo from July 2015. Taken at the old Fort Preble in South Portland.

South Portland, Maine USA July 2015 summer walk on Fort Preble at Spring Point and Willard Beach, photo by Corey Templeton.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

High & Spring, Rainy Evening

From yesterday evening, an almost springlike rainy evening from the corner of High and Spring Streets.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of an almost springlike rainy evening from the corner of High and Spring Streets.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ice on the Water

A kind of interesting ice jam along Commercial Street this past weekend.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A kind of interesting ice jam along Commercial Street

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Spell it Out

Spelling out Portland this afternoon around Congress Square. I saw the distinct shape of the letter "P" and the rest of the letters were easy to gather.
Portland, Maine USA Letter art photography around Congress Square photos by Corey Templeton March 2017.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bug Light, March 2017

The icy shores of South Portland this afternoon, looking north towards Bug Light.

South Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The icy shores of South Portland, looking north towards Bug Light.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Seeing stars and crowds along Congress Street this evening for the First Friday Art Walk.

Portland, Maine USA March 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Seeing stars and crowds along Congress Street this evening for the First Friday Art Walk.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Flashback: Corporate Ladder

A Thursday Throwback to March 2010. Someone must have been busy climbing this corporate ladder at One City Center.

Portland, Maine USA photo by Corey Templeton. A Thursday Throwback to March 2010. Someone must have been busy climbing this corporate ladder at One City Center.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Portland Company to Ocean Gateway

Looking towards Ocean Gateway through a portion of the old Portland Company Complex on Fore Street.

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking towards Ocean Gateway through a portion of the old Portland Company Complex on Fore Street.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Those Deering Oaks Lights

While it's still topical here is a recent winter scene in Deering Oaks Park. There has been a lot of melting recently, so the snow is quite unphotogenic at the moment.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of a winter scene in Deering Oaks Park. Holiday lights by Pandora LaCasse Design.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Maine College of Art, Lights

Looking up at the lights by Pandora LaCasse Design on the facade of the Maine College of Art. This color combination looks pretty sharp with the MECA logo.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Looking up at the lights by Pandora LaCasse Design on the facade of the Maine College of Art. This color combination looks pretty sharp with the MECA logo.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Throwback: Get Off My Street

A Thursday throwback to February 2010. The bumper sticker on this old car reads "GET OFF MY STREET - Commercial Street Portland."

Portland, Maine USA February 2010 photo by Corey Templeton of El Camino parked on Long Wharf near DiMillo's with GET OFF MY STREET Commercial street bumper sticker.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

One India Street

Renovation continues on the Grand Trunk Office Building at the corner of India and Commercial Streets. The building was listed on Greater Portland Landmarks' "Places in Peril" list in 2012. Gorham Savings Bank will have an office here once completed. The vacant lots surrounding the building (formerly part of a rail yard) are under development as well.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 One India Street Grand Trunk office building renovation by Gorham Savings Bank night photo by Corey Templeton.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hearts on Deering Street

Remnants of Valentines can be seen around town for most of February (sometimes even longer). These two hearts adorn a doorway on Deering Street.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Remnants of Valentines can be seen around town for most of February (sometimes even longer). These two hearts adorn a doorway on Deering Street.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

That Snowy Day

Since it hit 50 degrees in Portland today, let's fondly look back at this scene from last week that involved lots of snow in Congress Square.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 snow day winter in Congress Square at free street and hay building photo by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Print the Bookstore

Have you been to Print: A Bookstore yet? Portland's newest book emporium opened back in November at the intersection of Congress and India Streets. 

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of Print: A Bookstore at 273 Congress Street at night.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Commercial Street Lights, Feb. 2017

The festive lights along Commercial Street really brighten up the Old Port this time of year.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The festive lights along Commercial Street really brighten up the Old Port this time of year.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Winter Warrior

From Monday's snow event, a classic shot down State Street from Longfellow Square.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton during a winter snow storm, a classic shot down State Street from Longfellow Square.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

V-Day 2017

The Valentine's Bandits were out last night brightening up our city streets with love. Here is one at the corner of State Street & Cumberland Avenue.

Portland, Maine February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of Valentine's Day Heart by Valentine's Bandit at State Street and Cumberland Avenue in Parkside neighborhood.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Middle Street Snowbank

One of my favorite shots from today's snow day walk around the Old Port. The snow really piled up out there.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of winter storm snow snowbank at Exchange and Middle Streets in the Old Port.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Icicles at Longfellow Square

Public service announcement: Watch for falling snow and ice over the next few days. Here are some dangerous looking icicles near Longfellow Square.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of icicles near Longfellow Square on State Street.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Longfellow Square Snow, Feb. 2017

Fresh snow in Longfellow Square today. Trying to pace myself with the snow photos based on the expected totals over the next week.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of Snow in Longfellow Square winter at State and Congress Streets.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Wharf Street, February 2017

From this evening, a bit of Friday night activity on Wharf Street. The cobblestones are actually a bit easier to navigate with some snowpack on them.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of winter evening on Wharf Street in the Old Port.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Flashback: Congress Street Blizzard, Feb. 2013

It's Thursday so here is a photo from February 2013, taken on a day much like today. It's pretty fun exploring the city when it's quiet enough to walk down Congress Street without impeding any traffic.

Portland, Maine USA February 2013 photo by Corey Templeton of walking in the snow blizzard on Congress Street.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Congress Street Birdhouse

A nice looking birdhouse on Congress Street in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood. If I were a bird I'd flock to this neighborhood, but would prefer a home that's not at ground level.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of birdhouse on Congress Street on Munjoy Hill.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Eastern Waterfront Tracks

Down by the narrow gauge railroad on the Eastern Waterfront, a place in transition.

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of Eastern Waterfront old truck along narrow gauge railroad tracks.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

At the Museum

Next time you check out the refreshed Portland Museum of Art, stop by this interactive display in the McLellan House part of the museum. I took a bunch of photos for the museum last fall and several of them are incorporated into this piece which shares the history of the museum's home.

Portland, Maine USA February 2017 two of my photos at the Portland Museum of Art in the McLellan House on an interactive display.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Amethyst Lot, January 2017

A present-day view of the Amethyst Lot on the Eastern Waterfront. This former industrial area is owned by the city and may someday blossom into a beautiful park. I'll be sure to document the progress once things start happening here.

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of the Amethyst Lot on the Eastern Waterfront future park.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Long Wharf Morning

A quiet morning on Long Wharf, looking over DiMillo's Marina. One of the boats has a lamp on - I wonder if someone is living on it year-round?

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of quiet winter morning on Long Wharf DiMillo's Marina boats in Casco Bay.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Commercial Street Brick, January 2017

A morning stroll along the brick buildings around Commercial Street. The morning sun provides some interesting light/color on the Key Bank Building at Canal Plaza.

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of brick buildings along Commercial Street in the Old Port winter morning.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Charles B. Clarke Mansion

The corner fencing in front of the Charles B. Clarke Mansion at 223 Western Promenade. Clarke was the Mayor of Portland from 1918-1921.

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of the corner fence in front of the Charles B. Clarke Mansion at 223 Western Promenade.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Harbor Fish, January 2017

A nighttime view of the iconic facade of Harbor Fish Market on Custom House Wharf. The business was founded in 1969 by Ben Alfiero Sr. and is still operated by the family.

Portland, Maine USA January 2017 photo by Corey Templet of Harbor Fish Market store on Custom House Wharf in the Old Port winter night.