The South End of Portsmouth is filled with historic seaside traits. Above, from Peirce Island, the ropeactually connects to a dinghy located in Portsmouth’s back channel. Below, the detail of a garage/shed in the South End is adorned with buoys and boasts a distinctive seacoast feel.
I went for a walk this evening and wanted to capture some new scenes…I hadn’t been to the South End in a couple weeks, so I thought I’d see if I could find anything that caught my eye. It was relatively overcast and the sky wasn’t too exciting, so sweeping landscapes were basically out of the question. I started in Prescott Park and headed towards the Peirce Island bridge. I decided to stay close to the water and then came across a quiet scene at Geno’s Chowder & Sandwich Shop. I’ve yet to grab lunch there, but every time the presidential primaries roll around – candidates are sure to stop in for a bit while they stump in Portsmouth.
The buoys on the fences around the restaurant and the lobster on the front gate had some fantastic New England charm and screamed of a great seafood joint. I am pretty sure that Geno’s also recently was awarded a liquor license so you can now enjoy a beer or glass of wine with your lunch. Check the place out – I know that I plan to soon.
Since I’m sure everyone has had enough snow pics for a few days, I’ll save the last few shots from Tuesday’s storm for next week. In the meantime, have a look at Badger’s Island, part of Kittery’s waterfront across the Piscataqua River as seen from Harbor Place. If you’ve ever driven over the Memorial Bridge, you’ve traveled over Badger’s Island (even if you didn’t realize it was a little island). I’ve always loved the fishing boats and working docks located in Kittery…especially the MORRISONS print on the boathouse towards the right of the frame. Hope you enjoy, and a very happy Friday to all!