On Pleasant Street

On Pleasant Street

The day winds down as a winter storm gears up. Twilight sets in with grey skies and holiday lighting in downtown Portsmouth.

Winter in Market Square

Winter in Market Square

A wintry scene from last year featuring the Christmas Tree in Market Square and the North Church.

Magical Sunset in Market Square

Magical Sunset in Market Square

This was an incredible surprise on the eve of 2014’s first major snowstorm (according to the forecast) – a warm red sky with the bottom of the clouds kissed by the setting sun as the downtown lights began to brighten.

Sunset in Market Square

Sunset in Market Square

It was a beautiful sunset that I was watching from my office window and spontaneously decided to go and see what the horizon looked like from Market Square.  In this wide angle shot you can see the Portsmouth Athenaeum, the North Church and its iconic steeple, and the glow of sunset down the corridor of Congress Street in the distance.