Hilton Garden Inn on The Hill

Atop Portsmouth’s historic North End neighborhood sits several old colonial homes that remind me of what it must have been like to walk around town 100-200 years ago.  Along with those historic homes that are now part of the historic condominium made on site to protect the buildings sit several redeveloped parcels including the Hilton Garden Inn (which is across the street from the notorious bomb scare on Hanover Street), with the Portwalk Place project just down the hill on the same block.

All in all it’s a beautiful area, becoming more so as the redevelopment of the Parade Mall real estate continues to enhance the curb appeal of this growing part of town.  I like this particular shot because it captures the new bricks of the Hilton along with the Piscataqua River Bridge and the Sarah Long Bridge together with the colorful historic homes located in the Northern Tier.

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The Daily Portsmouth Airs Tonight on 207 & The Bomb Scare

Thanks for checking in today at The Daily Portsmouth!  I’d like to encourage you to tune in to WCSH Channel 6 tonight (May 7th) to see the spot on 207 – airing at 7pm.  I can’t wait to see how the program came out, it was a pleasure spending an afternoon strolling around Portsmouth with the team a couple weeks back. I’ll post a link to the website once the spot has been uploaded.  Lots of exciting things happening surrounding The Daily Portsmouth lately – more details in the coming weeks!

Portsmouth saw a lot of excitement today as a Greyhound Bus was surrounded after a standoff began around 11:30 – with the sole individual refusing to get off the bus until 8:36.  Not wanting to get too close, I thought I’d share a few shots from the evening snapped from the secure border of the scene.  There were a ridiculous amount of organizations involved in securing the area around the bus on Hanover Street, and everything was very well organized and coordinated.  Thankfully it appears to have ended with a photo of a guy getting off of a bus and nothing actually exploding….more details to follow I’m sure…

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