Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Here’s another take on the Memorial Bridge looking out towards Kittery, ME.
The Portsmouth Athenaeum building located downtown in Market Square is one of my favorite buildings in town, very distinctive with its rising and falling roofline and the cool things on either side of the front door, which I think are from a ship (but I’m not sure of their historical context/significance).
It’s on top of this building that the floodlight shines to illuminate the North Church, and also hosts a webcam for Foster’s Daily Democrat (click here for live shot).
Sometime when you’re out for a walk around Portsmouth, make a point to walk over to the parking garage on High/Hanover Streets and head towards the roof. The view is from a distinctive locale that provides sights you just can’t catch from the street level. The North Church and the rooflines are featured in today’s post, along with the large building that fills the block between High Street and Ladd Street, with the Federal Cigar visible in the foreground below and DeStefano Architects in the foreground above. You can also catch the entrance to Rudi’s, a delicious destination downtown (and the former home to the Metro restaurant). Just outside the frame in the shot below is the Old Stove Bakery…a tasty addition to the Portsmouth dessert scene…they’ll be featured sometime in the near future.
The Decks are one of the busiest places in all of Portsmouth on a hot summer afternoon, but in the middle of December, they’re snow covered and quiet as the city continues with its improvement projects to the walkways and Ceres Street. Here’s a shot taken from the River House’s outdoor deck overlooking the Piscataqua River. I like how you can still see some old ads that had been painted on the bricks of the buildings.
I tend to spend more time closer to Market Square, Bow Street and the waterfront, so I decided it was time to head over to Congress Street to see what I might find to shoot. I’ve always been drawn to Jumpin’ Jay’s for the excellent (albeit not inexpensive) meals, and I’ve always been fond of the hanging fish that marks the restaurant’s territory. I lucked out with the combination of the moody evening shot, and the traffic along Congress Street – which combined for some interesting vanishing point shots. What made this shot for me was the fish’s warm red scarf to keep from getting too cold in the New Hampshire winter weather.