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 Calm Afternoon At The Waterfront

A beautifully calm afternoon by Portsmouth’s working waterfront with the Moran Towing tugboats and a guest freighter, the Atlantic Pearl.  Last moments of the day’s sunlight gleam on the Middle Bridge towers.

 

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.

Up Close on the Piscataqua

I’m introducing a new series with today’s posting.  Profiles of the people on the industrial boating traffic on the Piscataqua River.  In today’s shots, the Asphalt Eagle navigates the Piscataqua River and two crew members enjoy the view from the freighter’s bow.

Portsmouth Book & Bar

Another new addition to Portsmouth’s cultural scene is slated to open later this year.  Portsmouth Book & Bar will be a bookstore offering more than just books…in their own words:

“Amazon is convenient, we’re beautiful,” the booksellers wrote to the city. “We’ve taken a hard look at bookselling’s future. Great titles are not enough; pretty views are not enough; a good cup of coffee is not enough, so we’ve added beer, wine, and sophisticated snacks.”

I’m looking forward to seeing what the feel is like once they’re open – and to what it will bring to our downtown.