It was a gorgeous afternoon at Strawbery Banke as the sunlight crept out from behind the cloud.
One of the best places to go for a walk in Portsmouth is at Prescott Park. The park provides so many opportunities to enjoy beautiful and industrial waterfront scenes all year long, and lush gardens in the warmer months. I decided to head over to Four Tree Island late one afternoon for sunset, but didn’t find much in the way of color or intrigue in the sky – so I focused instead on the beauty of this classic New England scene – complete with a commercial fishing fleet a steeple, and The Player’s Ring.
The Early Dawn sits docked next to a mountain of lobster traps with Portsmouth’s South End Waterfront in the background. This weekend I decided to venture out in search of inspiring views – and decided to shoot this familiar scene mid-day thanks to the layer of clouds. I love the range of colors in the scene, from the rich red of the boat to the peach and yellow homes in the distance and the blue blanket of sky overhead.
The Portsmouth waterfront along Bow Street is a unique little spot in this world. In the summertime, it is a lively and bustling place filled with restaurant patrons and good food & beverage, usually with a gorgeous waterfront sunset and a front row seat to industrial river traffic.
As seen from Maine, the waterfront is a more peaceful and distant place. This was taken following an intense thunderstorm in the late afternoon, with towering clouds hovering over the city. The Martingale Wharf can be seen mid-construction with its iron framing in plain site, after the original building was demolished.
Strawbery Banke is one of the places you can visit in Portsmouth and be brought back in time. The interiors of the structures provide the look and feel of life decades and even centuries ago. At just the right vantage point in the museum’s field, you can see nearly the entire top half of the North Church steeple framed perfectly by the buildings in the foreground.