North Church Steeple | Portsmouth, NH

As written about in the Clocktower post HERE, this is the gorgeous steeple located in downtown Portsmouth, NH from ground level during sunset.

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State Street | The Rosa

State Street is a changing place these days.  The City has undertaken infrastructure improvement efforts to the section closest to the Piscataqua River, private investment has purchased and developed (or is in the process of developing) several buildings in the historic portion between Pleasant Street and Prescott Park.  This shot captures the prominent sign for The Rosa Restaurant, a State Street institution for many years now – and also some temporary fencing and brick walkway.  By the end of the summer, the City will have fixed the guts of the street under the pavement and will also replace the walkways with new bricks and implement some period street lighting.  It will be another appreciated improvement to the City and the businesses on State Street.

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State Street | The Rosa

State Street is a changing place these days.  The City has undertaken infrastructure improvement efforts to the section closest to the Piscataqua River, private investment has purchased and developed (or is in the process of developing) several buildings in the historic portion between Pleasant Street and Prescott Park.  This shot captures the prominent sign for The Rosa Restaurant, a State Street institution for many years now – and also some temporary fencing and brick walkway.  By the end of the summer, the City will have fixed the guts of the street under the pavement and will also replace the walkways with new bricks and implement some period street lighting.  It will be another appreciated improvement to the City and the businesses on State Street.

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New York City | Guest City

Traveled this weekend to New York and had the chance to stop by the Hudson River in West New York, New Jersey.  The Empire State Building was sporting red white and blue in honor of all our veterans and fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.  The city skyline was gorgeous and a thunderstorm was rolling in, but I couldn’t capture any lightning (sadly).  You’ll have to see this one full size for a better view, here:  FLICKR.

New York City | Guest City

Traveled this weekend to New York and had the chance to stop by the Hudson River in West New York, New Jersey.  The Empire State Building was sporting red white and blue in honor of all our veterans and fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.  The city skyline was gorgeous and a thunderstorm was rolling in, but I couldn’t capture any lightning (sadly).  You’ll have to see this one full size for a better view, here:  FLICKR.

Eugenia Moran at Sunset

Like James Brown was the hardest working man in showbusiness, this boat might be the hardestworking Tug in Portsmouth Harbor.  These things have unbelievable engines, and travel in pairs to guide the gigantic freighters through the windy and narrow Piscataqua River and through Portsmouth Harbor.  Stop in to visit the folks at Tugboat Alley on Bow Street to hear more history and about the innerworkings of the boats.  Lots of folks come down to the decks to enjoy a beverage (or two), or eat their ice cream on the city’s deck next to Poco’s and admire the tugboats.

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Naval Shipyard Prison

There has been an effort put forth within the last 18 months to find a willing party to restore this old decrepit prison located at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (in Kittery, ME).  The building was sort of the “Alcatraz of the East”, and I’ve heard it had a reputation of being pretty rugged.  A movie was filmed here as well with someone famous in it, whose name I can’t recall.  Another famous guy who served in the Navy was also a guard here.  I’ll try to update once I can find their names.  In the meantime, this would be a great redevelopment project if the numbers made sense and if the right businesses and/or residents come together in a way that’s in line with the property’s restrictions.  The state of disrepair is quite fascinating, go take a look when you have a chance.

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