The Decks are one of the busiest places in all of Portsmouth on a hot summer afternoon, but in the middle of December, they’re snow covered and quiet as the city continues with its improvement projects to the walkways and Ceres Street. Here’s a shot taken from the River House’s outdoor deck overlooking the Piscataqua River. I like how you can still see some old ads that had been painted on the bricks of the buildings.
Despite being closed for the season, the Decks along the waterfront are still seeing plenty of activity. The first shot hints at the new drainage and stonework below – as seen in the 2nd shot. The River House’s deck (seen on the left) is now met by stonework with proper drainage instead of the old nasty (and usually wet) gravel. In the third shot you can see the new brick sidewalks and granite curbing in place along the backside of the Market Street rowhouses.