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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Clocktower | North Church, Portsmouth, NH

Most people take pictures of the whole steeple, since it is really quite magnificent from wherever you are in Portsmouth.  One evening I hiked up to the top of the Hanover Street parking garage to snap some pics during sunset, and was more level with the clock than I’d ever been….and thought I’d try to work some magic.  Take a walk up sometime, it’s a unique perspective on something you usually admire from the ground level.  Happy Memorial Day weekend to all, and thanks to all those who have served for our Country.

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Clocktower | North Church, Portsmouth, NH

Most people take pictures of the whole steeple, since it is really quite magnificent from wherever you are in Portsmouth.  One evening I hiked up to the top of the Hanover Street parking garage to snap some pics during sunset, and was more level with the clock than I’d ever been….and thought I’d try to work some magic.  Take a walk up sometime, it’s a unique perspective on something you usually admire from the ground level.  Happy Memorial Day weekend to all, and thanks to all those who have served for our Country.

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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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Dinner at the Decks Poco's

It both amazes me (in the face of a so-called recession) and it doesn’t (since Portsmouth is phenomenal) that our restaurants in Portsmouth, NH can be full even on a Wednesday night.  Had the great fortune to run into two great friends tonight downtown while shooting some lovely sunset shots after The Housing Partnership’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Harborside.  Great organization, and gorgeous sunset downtown.  We wanted to grab dinner on the deck at Poco’s (my favorite spot for a cold one and food), but it was full even at 8:30 – even for food (bar is always full).

Check back tomorrow morning for a gorgeous unadulterated shot of the sunset from Harpoon Willy’s.  More HDRs to follow in coming days.  Thanks for checking out the site!

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Dinner at the Decks Poco’s

It both amazes me (in the face of a so-called recession) and it doesn’t (since Portsmouth is phenomenal) that our restaurants in Portsmouth, NH can be full even on a Wednesday night.  Had the great fortune to run into two great friends tonight downtown while shooting some lovely sunset shots after The Housing Partnership’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Harborside.  Great organization, and gorgeous sunset downtown.  We wanted to grab dinner on the deck at Poco’s (my favorite spot for a cold one and food), but it was full even at 8:30 – even for food (bar is always full).

Check back tomorrow morning for a gorgeous unadulterated shot of the sunset from Harpoon Willy’s.  More HDRs to follow in coming days.  Thanks for checking out the site!

Full size here:  FLICKR