The Martingale Wharf Demolition

The Martingale Wharf chronicles continue – as the original Martingale building was demolished in the early part of the week. Seen above is refuse from the original structure (the main component was torn down since the safety of the original brick building was in question as the bricks began to sag towards the waterfront) and the Piscataqua River Bridge and the Sarah Long Bridge can once again be seen in the distance. The original building, which was one of the city’s oldest remaining structures, is certainly a loss for the historic fabric of the city – but safety trumps all, and what’s done is done.

I’m hoping that the finished building proves to be a beautiful addition to the waterfront once it’s completed – and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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For a view of the old brick structure – visit: Martingale Wharf Building (ALMOST)

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The Rockingham & The Library Restaurant | State Street Portsmouth, NH

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The Rockingham is a historic brick building located on State Street, which I’ve written more about along with a sunset shot that can be viewed here:  THE ROCKINGHAM | STATE STREET Do yourself a favor and click the image to get a taste of the photo at full size.

Check out the Library Restaurant’s website HERE.  It’s the little things I love about eating there on the rare occasions that I do, getting the check in an old book from the bookshelves (which are still populated with hundreds of books)…and the ceilings. The golden lions standing guard at the building’s entrances are worth walking by to check them out.

The Rockingham & The Library Restaurant | State Street Portsmouth, NH

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The Rockingham is a historic brick building located on State Street, which I’ve written more about along with a sunset shot that can be viewed here:  THE ROCKINGHAM | STATE STREET Do yourself a favor and click the image to get a taste of the photo at full size.

Check out the Library Restaurant’s website HERE.  It’s the little things I love about eating there on the rare occasions that I do, getting the check in an old book from the bookshelves (which are still populated with hundreds of books)…and the ceilings. The golden lions standing guard at the building’s entrances are worth walking by to check them out.

Shopping Along Market Street

In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s a shot of one of Portsmouth’s busiest shopping streets with a satisfied customer making her way along the brick sidewalk. I love the reflections and the activity of the street, it has a great feel. I plan on getting back in better lighting conditions, but had to share in the meantime.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

For the next few weeks I’m renting a 14mm (very wide angle) lens, so I thought what better place to test it out than in Ri Ra to get a real flavor of the restaurant and its historic dome. For more info, head over to their site and click the “History” tab, or stop by the building constructed in 1803 and read the plaque that the owners put near the front door.

The folks over at Ri Ra were very friendly and welcoming to me setting up shop with my tripod (which can sort of get in the way in a busy restaurant), thanks for being accommodating!  Hope you enjoy the shot.

Ri Ra | Portsmouth, NH

For the next few weeks I’m renting a 14mm (very wide angle) lens, so I thought what better place to test it out than in Ri Ra to get a real flavor of the restaurant and its historic dome. For more info, head over to their site and click the “History” tab, or stop by the building constructed in 1803 and read the plaque that the owners put near the front door.

The folks over at Ri Ra were very friendly and welcoming to me setting up shop with my tripod (which can sort of get in the way in a busy restaurant), thanks for being accommodating!  Hope you enjoy the shot.

Breaking New Grounds

The Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce’s information kiosk sits just outside of Breaking New Grounds on the brick patio of Market Square. This shot was taken on December 18th, which explains why no tables & chairs remain outside….with the day’s high temperatures clocking in at 23 degrees.

Here’s another shot of the area during warmer times in the late afternoon: Breaking New Grounds | MARKET SQUARE

Sunsets of Portsmouth | Strawbery Banke

The sunset on the horizon illuminates the windows on this historic building along the border of Strawbery Banke.  The newly restored steeple of the South Ward Meetinghouse can be seen amongst the silhouetted branches.

Orion Rising over the Martingale Wharf

With the arrival of winter and the early sunsets, the winter constellations have made their return to the night sky. Here I was lucky to catch Orion rising over the Martingale Wharf building. You can see the string of 3 stars in a row and another star off to the left above the Memorial Bridge lift tower.

The Martingale Wharf is once again under construction on either side of the historic building, which is one of Portsmouth’s oldest, and which may soon come down due to the safety risk that it poses as the bricks on the exterior of the building continue to sag towards the waterfront.