The Atlantic Pearl as seen from Penhallow Street. I’ve always loved the imposing presence of a freighter next to the tugboats from this angle. It fits right in with the scale of the multi-storied buildings surrounding it, and is a sight that’s probably not seen in many places around the country. It’s always a reminder of where we live and how unique it is. I can’t imagine what it would be like to watch merchant ships unloading centuries ago in this very spot.