Coastal Kittery

The view of Kittery from downtown Portsmouth provides a glimpse into waterfront living.  Kittery has a combination of working docks along its coastal waters as well as high end condominiums and homes. I love seeing the little lobster buoys and traps still along the coast, reminding us that the waterfront is still a vital working resource for all of us who live around it.

The Dock at Harbour Place

It’s quiet now, but the dock at Harbour Place on the waterfront of the Piscataqua can be host to some impressive boats during the warmer months.  I was walking around to scope out the latest updates on the deconstruction of the Memorial Bridge when I admired the lighting in the scene you see above.  The rich red brick against the wooden floorboardss were inviting, along with the depth conveyed in the shadows.  I love all of the hidden gem spots in Portsmouth.

Tugboats and Clouds on the Piscataqua

A simple and moody shot of the famed Tugboats and The Old Ferry Landing as seen from The River House’s deck.  I’m eagerly anticipating the warm weather’s return so that I can eat food outside and enjoy this gorgeous waterfront spot.

Demolition by The Bridge

The approach span to the Memorial Bridge stands now as rubble next to the former site of the Pier II Restaurant.  The North Tower can be seen without its counterweight in the distance.

Sunset from the Rooftop

I  was cleaning up the house in the late afternoon when I happened to peek outside to see what the weather was doing.  I spotted some glowing orange telephone poles from the kitchen, so I decided to head outside to see what the sky was doing for sunset.  The Piscataqua River Bridge was glowing a fiery orange, so I decided to get a better vantage point by heading up to the attic and getting a better elevation.  It was when I opened the skylight that I was greeted with the view of this incredible sky at sunset.

The Portsmouth Middle School

Another one of Portsmouth’s major infrastructure projects is the redevelopment of the Middle School.  This project has been fun to watch – and I’m glad that this old structure will be rehabilitated and its character preserved.

A Bridge Too Far

It’s funny how foreign the remaining parts of the Memorial Bridge now look in the midst of the Piscataqua River.  With the South Tower, the lift span, and the Portsmouth approach gone from the scene, the remaining tower and abutment look distinctly out of place and completely functionless.

Market Square at Sunset

This is probably one of the last few evenings where the traffic (pedestrian and vehicular) will be nearly nonexistent in Market Square at 6:45 in the evening.  I love how the light peeks over the tops of the buildings along Congress Street to mark the North Church clocktower and the buildings on the opposite side of the street.