Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lincoln Park Ghost Fence

A portion of the "Ghost Fence" by artist John Sundling. The piece, which is a TEMPOart installation, traces the original border of Portland's Lincoln Park.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A portion of the "Ghost Fence" by artist John Sundling. The piece, which is a TEMPOart installation, traces the original border of Portland's Lincoln Park.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Tortoise and the Hare

A speedy boat and a sailboat navigating the waters near the Casco Bay Bridge.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The Tortoise and the Hare - A speedy boat and a sailboat navigating the waters near the Casco Bay Bridge.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island

A scenic view from Seashore Avenue on Peaks Island, looking south and west towards Cushing Island and Cape Elizabeth in the distance.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A scenic view from Seashore Avenue on Peaks Island, looking south and west towards Cushing Island and Cape Elizabeth in the distance.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sailing and Watching

Watching the boats in the harbor from Fort Allen Park, on the slope of Munjoy Hill. 

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Watching the boats in the harbor from Fort Allen Park, on the slope of Munjoy Hill.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spanish for the Heart Restaurant

A welcoming sidewalk in front of the newly opened Restaurante El Corazon restaurant in Longfellow Square. The company is still operating their popular food truck, El Corazon, as well.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A welcoming sidewalk in front of the newly opened Restaurante El Corazon restaurant in Longfellow Square.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Singing for School

A couple of entrepreneurial buskers raising money for college on Congress Street this afternoon.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A couple of entrepreneurial buskers raising money for college on Congress Street.

A New New Colossus

An artsy rendition of The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus on the wall behind the Bakery Studios on Pleasant Street.

An artsy rendition of The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus on the wall behind the Bakery Studios on Pleasant Street.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Pride Portland, 2017

A few photos from yesterday's big Pride Portland parade which runs from Monument Square all the way down to a festival in Deering Oaks Park.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A few photos from yesterday's big Pride Portland parade which runs from Monument Square all the way down to a festival in Deering Oaks Park.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A few photos from yesterday's big Pride Portland parade which runs from Monument Square all the way down to a festival in Deering Oaks Park.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A few photos from yesterday's big Pride Portland parade which runs from Monument Square all the way down to a festival in Deering Oaks Park.




Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Flashback: Cruising on Exchange Street

A Thursday Throwback to June 2013 and a classic car cruising past Exchange Street on a warm evening.

Portland, Maine USA June 2013 photo by Corey Templeton. A Thursday Throwback to June 2013 and a classic car cruising past Exchange Street on a warm evening.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shallow Waters

A sailboat named "Grebe" sitting at Custom House Wharf during a low tide.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A sailboat named "Grebe" sitting at Custom House Wharf during a low tide.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Cyclist and a Shadow

A cyclist and their shadow heading down Pearl Street in the Old Port.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A cyclist and their shadow heading down Pearl Street in the Old Port.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Summer Kickoff Weekend, 2017

The ferris wheel is set up off of Commercial Street, it must be time for the Old Port Festival and the unofficial start of summer.

Portland, Maine USA June 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The ferris wheel is set up off of Commercial Street, it must be time for the Old Port Festival and the unofficial start of summer.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Over the Wharves

Look Eastward, over the wharves of Portland Harbor. The chimney in the distance is the Wyman Station power plant in Yarmouth.

Portland, Maine May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Look Eastward, over the wharves of Portland Harbor. The chimney in the distance is the Wyman Station power plant in Yarmouth.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Flashback: Boothby Square, Oct. 2014

For this Thursday Throwback, here is a photo of mine from Boothby Square taken back in October 2014. This photo and a few others of mine are now featured on the homepage of the venerable Portland Regency Hotel & Spa.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

People, Back in Town

Seeing more people around the Old Port lately, summer must be on the way!

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Seeing more people around the Old Port lately, summer must be on the way!

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Seeing more people around the Old Port lately, summer must be on the way!

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Seeing more people around the Old Port lately, summer must be on the way!



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Aura Lights

A night time view outside of the recently opened Aura music venue, formerly known as The Asylum, at the corner of Free and Center Streets. This corner feels a little more vibrant now.

A night time view outside of the recently opened Aura music venue, formerly known as The Asylum, at the corner of Free and Center Streets. This corner feels a little more vibrant now.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

On the Road: Chattanooga

My silence this past week was due to travelling to Chattanooga, TN for work. I didn't bring my actual camera but was able to gather some photos of this pretty cool city after work each day mostly using my cellhphone. I enjoyed the warm but pleasant weather in the evenings and all the good restaurants down there.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Chattanooga, Tennessee USA June 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of the downtown city area.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

The American flag flying in Monument Square today in honor of Memorial Day. The Our Lady of Victories statue was dedicated in 1891 and according to the Portland Public Art Committee it honors "the 5,000 lives the city lost to the Civil War, fully one-sixth of its population [at the time]."

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The Our Lady of Victories statue and American Flag in Monument Square on Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Victoria Mansion, May 2017

A late afternoon view of the Victoria Mansion from Park Street. This side view of the building looks rather impressive.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Donut Line

Part of the line at The Holy Donut on Exchange Street this morning. Makes me think about opening my own donut & coffee place intown.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of Holy Donut on Exchange Street with long long for morning donuts and coffee.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Becky's

Steaming past Becky's Diner on Commercial Street, a local landmark on Commercial Street since 1991.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Steaming past Becky's Diner on Commercial Street, a local landmark on Commercial Street since 1991.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flashback: New York, May 2016

Three Throwback Thursday photos from a visit to the fine city of New York City last May. Sometimes processing photos in black and white brings out different things that I didn't notice originally.

New York City May 2016 photo by Corey Templeton. Interior of New York Public Library.


New York City May 2016 photo by Corey Templeton.Walking through Central Park.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Seasons of Portland: Park Street Doors

A summer/winter mashup from a scenic stretch of Park Street. The winter photo is from January 2015 and the summer photo is from today.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A summer/winter mashup from a scenic stretch of Park Street. The winter photo is from January 2015 and the summer photo is from May 2017.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cliffs of Moher, May 2017

Looking back to a recent vacation in Ireland, here are some photos from the epic Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach as high as 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and if you look closely you can see people and cows in some of these shots.

Ireland May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of epic Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach as high as 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean

Ireland May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of epic Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach as high as 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean

Ireland May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of epic Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach as high as 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean

Ireland May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of epic Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach as high as 702 feet above the Atlantic Ocean




Saturday, May 20, 2017

In Bloom, May 2017

So much in bloom, so little time! A trio of springtime photos around town.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photos by Corey Templeton of flowers and trees in bloom around town.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring on State Street

It still surprises me how quickly the seasons can change. Seems like just yesterday these trees were bare.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of tree in bloom on State Street in the West End.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Flashback: Commercial Street Trolley

A Thursday Throwback to May 2014 and a "Looking into the Past" entry from Commercial Street. The historical photo is via the Portland Maine History 1786 to Present Facebook group. Wouldn't it be something to see streetcars return here? It's happening in a lot of other cities.

Portland, Maine USA May 2014 photo by Corey Templeton of streetcar trolley on Commercial Street in the Old Port in front of the US Custom House.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tulip Time, Longfellow Square

Tiptoeing through the tulips at Longfellow Square this evening. I included a bicycle in the frame as well in honor of this being the official Bike to Work Week.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Tiptoeing through the tulips at Longfellow Square spring evening

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dublin, Ireland - May 2017

Fun Fact: I had a great time in Ireland last week! If you follow me on Instagram (@coreytempleton) you might have seen some of these already. Here are a few from the city of Dublin, the capital city and all around cool place.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Dublin, Ireland May 2017 vacation photo around the city by Corey Templeton.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Look of Spring

Another view from Pleasant Street, looking westward this time. The afternoon light hitting the fresh leaves has an appealing look.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. Another view from Pleasant Street, looking westward this time. The afternoon light hitting the fresh leaves has an appealing look.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Pleasant Street in the Springtime

The interesting block of buildings at the bottom of Pleasant Street, where the Old Port meets the West End. There is usually a line of cars parked in front of these buildings so I was excited to finally get a decent shot without all the clutter.


Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The interesting block of buildings at the bottom of Pleasant Street, where the Old Port meets the West End.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tugboat Parking Only

A flock of tugboats meeting at the State Pier. The dump truck in the parking lot gives a good sense of the size of these powerful boats.


Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. A flock of tugboats meeting at the State Pier along Casco Bay.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cherry Blossoms & Blue Sky

The quintessential springtime shot looking up at cherry blossoms, from a few days ago.

Portland, Maine USA May 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The quintessential springtime shot looking up at cherry blossoms in a tree.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Place of Stratton

The timeless rowhouses at Stratton place in the West End on a rainy evening.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton. The timeless rowhouses at Stratton place in the West End on a rainy evening.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Throwback - Pink Tulips, May 2013

A throwback to the Pink Tulips (part of the Maine Cancer Foundation's Pink Tulip Project) in Lincoln Park back in May 2013.

Portland, Maine USA May 2013 photo by Corey Templeton of Pink Tulips in Lincoln Park.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Center Street Sights

The interesting greenery on Center Street the other night. These plants almost look like they belong in a desert.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of tree shrubs greenery on Center Street at night.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Widgery Wharf, Spring 2017

A quiet night at Widgery Wharf. This is a cool area to explore with a camera at night or in the early morning.

Portland, Maine USA April 2017 photo by Corey Templeton of Widgery Wharf in the Old Port at night.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

High Street Colors

Some bright shrubbery along High Street. As soon as I saw the color in the distance I knew I needed to get a photo of it.


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.