The South End of Portsmouth has always had a special place in my heart. Tiny streets, old houses, historic clapboards, charm. It makes me love our dynamic downtown that much more, and appreciate the unchanged wcharacter of this area as well. Lucky for these residents, the city has invested significantly in its infrastructure – repaving and adding brick sidewalks whenever possible.
Coastal beauty at the sea in Rye, NH.
Movement. Time brings motion and in this image, the rushing tide of the Piscataqua River flows past Harbour Place and beneath the Memorial Bridge.
Lights & darks as seen from the Memorial Bridge as evening sets in.
To end the weekend, I decided to head out and see what the clouds were doing – and I found myself walking the Memorial Bridge so that I could have a clear view towards the sunset on the horizon. The wind was steady and unforgiving, but I managed to get a few solid shots before wandering up and down the waterfront. The sun had just retreated behind the Sheraton, but its rays were peaking out from behind the clouds, which paired nicely with the steady stream of the Piscataqua River as the tide went out to sea.
The iconic Moran Towing tugboats sit at rest beneath a colorful sky in winter.
I’ve always been drawn to the ocean and all the landmarks that line its shores. In this simple and foggy scene, a New London Harbor Lighthouse stands guard over homes along the shore in New London, CT.
The South End of Portsmouth is full of historic homes along the waterfront. This particular part of town has a few commercial buildings, and Sander’s Fish Market and South Street & Vine are located in these colorful buildings at the intersection of Marcy Street and Pleasant Street. The way that the yellow clapboards of South Street & Vine were catching the sunlight was beautiful beneath a somewhat ominous sky.
Now that the sleek new Memorial Bridge is open for business, it’s fun to take a look back a couple years to what the previous structure looked like in its last days. In this vintage Memorial Bridge shot, the rust and the decay is very evident.
The Commercial Fish Pier in Portsmouth is loaded with character. On our way back to the dock after a sunset sail out on the Gundalow, this blue hulled boat caught my eye. These boats and their fishermen head out day in and day out and navigate the waters of the Atlantic and the Piscataqua so we can enjoy fresh seafood. What a beautiful thing.