One of the areas in Portsmouth that has undergone the most change is the South End. This picturesque part of town used to be one of the seediest areas along the waterfront, hard to imagine with so many perfectly manicured homes. I love the rooftop advertising on this waterfront building, along with the layers of homes along the shore, the clocktower of the former Children’s Museum location, complete with a municipal water pumping station hidden in plain sight amongst it all.
Entries Tagged as ‘Portsmouth’
April 29, 2013
April 23, 2013
April 22, 2013
Construction continues at a fast pace on the new Memorial Bridge. Both towers now stand equally tall, with the current work focused on completing the electrical and mechanical aspects of the construction. In a few months, you’ll likely be walking or driving over the new streamlined structure noticing its many details.
One thing I’ve noticed so far is that the bridge takes on an entirely different look depending on the angle and position you’re looking at it from. Sometimes I love the appeal of the new structure, and sometimes I truly miss the elegant and curved lines of the old bridge.
April 15, 2013
April 11, 2013
The renaissance on State Street continues with the recent acquisition and renovation of The Rosa. The Rosa has long been a fixture in Portsmouth’s ever-changing restaurant scene since its doors opened in 1927.
I’m excited to see what the fresh take on the restaurant and the space will be, it’s been fun watching the progress made on the structure inside so far.
April 8, 2013
Nearly anyone who has ever spent time in the seacoast will agree that The Decks are one of Portsmouth’s unique attributes, with waterfront dining available to enjoy the view of a working waterfront. It just so happens that the decks all have a gorgeous view towards the west, which typically has a magnificent view of sunset as the clouds & sky get interesting when the weather warms up.
This shot was taken from the deck of the Martingale Wharf, which was a bit quiet due to the temperature not climbing out of the 40s/50s quite yet – but in a month’s time, all the decks will be flooded with patrons from near and far. Despite the temp – we still enjoyed a quick afternoon snack/beer while we watched the sunset.
April 4, 2013
The view from the rear patio of the Omni Mount Washington Resort is breathtaking. Mount Washington stands tall looming in the distance alongside its presidential neighbors, and under the covered porch you can enjoy the view regardless of the weather – all year long. The classic rocking chairs added to the overall feel, and I imagine this scene isn’t much different than it would have looked 50 and even 100 years ago.