Salt Piles, Portsmouth NH Waterfront

The salt piles appear to have been capped for the spring season now that the brutal New England winter has subsided for at least a couple months.  These behemoths arrive on Portsmouth’s working waterfront from huge freighters coming from around the globe…if you’re lucky enough, you’ll see one coming under one of the lift bridges, or even unloading at the downtown Granite State Minerals post on Market Street.  For whatever reason, I find these huge fabric covers quite aesthetically pleasing.  Maybe it’s the symmetry, or maybe it’s the lipstick on the pig of materials underneath.  What do you think?  To the left you can see the Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth.  View is opposite the Prudential building photographed in this post: Olde Harbor Area.

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