Sanders Fish Market | Marcy St.

Marcy Street is one of my favorite streets in Portsmouth.  It’s a great narrow little pass from Prescott Park to Sanders Fish Market (seen here) and New Castle, whether you’re running, biking or driving.  It can get a bit dicey since it’s so narrow, especially if you happen to be running, biking or driving when someone else is running/biking/driving!  The area feels (and is) incredibly historic, and has seen quite a renaissance from what I’ve told – from back in the day when Portsmouth’s South End was a lot more sketchy.  At sunset one night I decided to stop and snap a few of the newly renovated market, that has one of the best locations in town with its view of the Piscataqua River behind the building.

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Sanders Fish Market | Marcy St.

Marcy Street is one of my favorite streets in Portsmouth.  It’s a great narrow little pass from Prescott Park to Sanders Fish Market (seen here) and New Castle, whether you’re running, biking or driving.  It can get a bit dicey since it’s so narrow, especially if you happen to be running, biking or driving when someone else is running/biking/driving!  The area feels (and is) incredibly historic, and has seen quite a renaissance from what I’ve told – from back in the day when Portsmouth’s South End was a lot more sketchy.  At sunset one night I decided to stop and snap a few of the newly renovated market, that has one of the best locations in town with its view of the Piscataqua River behind the building.

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Antique Wooden Model Ship | Ocean Bank

Ocean Bank was founded in 1854 in Kennebunk, Maine.  This model ship was built and held at its headquarters at some point in the late 1800s or early 1900s.  Today it sits in the bank’s lobby at the 325 State St. Corporate Headquarters.  It’s an astoundingly detailed little boat that I take for granted when I walk past it 10x a day, and only thought about it when I overheard a customer admiring it this afternoon.  The bank’s got a lot of history, but still not nearly as much as Portsmouth itself.  New England is old and dense, two features which have in large part spared seacoast NH of the economic woes of overbuilding and the urban sprawl of Florida and California, among others.

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Antique Wooden Model Ship | Ocean Bank

Ocean Bank was founded in 1854 in Kennebunk, Maine.  This model ship was built and held at its headquarters at some point in the late 1800s or early 1900s.  Today it sits in the bank’s lobby at the 325 State St. Corporate Headquarters.  It’s an astoundingly detailed little boat that I take for granted when I walk past it 10x a day, and only thought about it when I overheard a customer admiring it this afternoon.  The bank’s got a lot of history, but still not nearly as much as Portsmouth itself.  New England is old and dense, two features which have in large part spared seacoast NH of the economic woes of overbuilding and the urban sprawl of Florida and California, among others.

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