Congress Street & The North Church

Congress Street & The North Church

Icicles on Odd Fellows Hall on Congress Street are the real giveaway that this image was taken during the winter.  The windows of the buildings lining Congress Street lead back to the steeple of the North Church on a cloudless evening.

Up The Road | A Congress Street Vista

Up The Road | A Congress Street Vista.

The rhythm of the buildings that line Congress Street have such inviting lines.  When you’re in Market Square, it’s not that evident that the street slopes downward and that the rooflines follow this rhythm – but from the Fleet Street intersection it’s an entirely different scene.

Bow Street Panorama

 Bow Street is one of my favorite streets in all of Portsmouth, for many reasons.  One of the reasons is the beautiful curve that the street takes from the Memorial Bridge towards Market Street, highlighting the curve of the waterfront and the decks that adorn the opposite side of the buildings seen in this panoramic photo.

 

A Fiery Sunset over Congress Street

The earlier sunsets and the dynamic weather lately haven’t provided me with many chances to get out for sunset.  Sunset on Tuesday afternoon was an exception – running out of the office early for an appointment, I noticed an incredible rainbow over the Custom House as seen from the parking lot of People’s United Bank.  Of course I grabbed my camera and headed towards my appointment, but first made sure that I was able to make a stop on Congress Street to capture this scene.

A State Street Afternoon

The late afternoon sunlight creates long shadows on the State Street corridor.  The shortening days make for interesting lighting while people are still out and about, and I liked the repetitive arrows along State Street in front of the Saloon and the Pleasant Street intersection at the Marple and James building.

The Cloud & The Steeple

A big textured cloud was hovering out towards the horizon at the end of the day behind the North Church steeple.  I love the old roofs of the downtown buildings and the fact that the City Hall complex can be seen in the distance from this vantage.