Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas

Thank you to everyone for all of your support and kind words over the years and once again in 2013.  As always, I have enjoyed heading out with my camera in pursuit of the character that defines Portsmouth and the seacoast, and managed to see some unbelievable sunrises/sunsets and storms in the process.  I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Christmas in Portsmouth 2013

It’s Christmas in Portsmouth!

The annual tree has been placed and lit for the 2013 Christmas season – with some interesting blueish LED lighting.  A combination of the weather, work commitments and lack of camera plate for my tripod have kept me from getting out to do it justice, but I wanted to share this with those who aren’t in Portsmouth and can’t take a drive/stroll through Market Square to enjoy it for themselves.

Christmas from the Snowy Banks of the Piscataqua

I would like to thank everyone who has been supportive over the past year and helped to grow The Daily Portsmouth!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season with family, friends and loved ones.  On Christmas, we were treated to some light snow to add to the festive feel for the holiday – which gave way to a beautiful sunset as the clouds broke at the end of the day.

Wishing you the best in 2013!

'Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas | (In Market Square)

Portsmouth has been busy with the holidays fast approaching – with hardly a parking space to be found. It’s been nice to see downtown so busy with people from all over shopping, eating, parking, and generally being merry.  A very Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy Chanukah & New Year  to all.  Thanks for tuning in – hope everyone enjoys some quality time with their family and friends.

Congress Street | Decked out for the Holidays

I love that Portsmouth spends a lot of time and energy decorating for the holidays.  Wreaths are mounted on all the street lighting, creating appealing tunnels of light at night, and the tree in Market Square is a favorite for many – I know because every time I drive/walk past, there is someone snapping a photo.  Happy Holidays to all!

Rockefeller Center

Today I’d like to wish everyone who celebrates it, a very Merry Christmas!  Today’s image is of one of the most recognizable Christmas icons in all of the US – the tree in Rockefeller Center. We ventured down last weekend (yes, the last weekend before Christmas) to check it out – and it was most definitely a ridiculously crowded and unique experience.  This is using words that are really more kind than the event deserves, it was more like battle trying to dodge people trying to make their aggressive way through the immense crowd, but despite all the mayhem I was incredibly thankful for the experience and to share it with some very special loved ones.  The tree was fairly far off in the distance, but it was a pretty cool scene (and everyone else thought so too, which prompted many stop-on-the-sidewalk-and-gawk sort of looks).  Next time I think we’ll pick a weekend earlier in the year, but I’m glad to celebrate this holiday season with a trip to NYC to see the tree in Rockefeller Center.

Happy Holidays from Market Square

Dear Everyone,

Merry Christmas.



Tis the season to spread some love & joy.  This past weekend the city hosted its annual Holiday Parade & tree lighting.  The holidays are definitely here again along with some ridiculously cold weather that I decided to torture my hands in while heading out to snap a few shots of the tree in Market Square.  Be sure to support our local retailers this year and spend some dollars locally.

Portsmouth at Night (Lit Up for the Holidays)


Portsmouth is an interesting city by night. Depending where you are in the city, you might have ample street lighting and busy traffic to help make interesting photos – or you might have more subtly lit alleys or storefronts. By request, today’s post features the city’s Christmas tree by night in the heart of Market Square.

Also – in honor of the holidays this season, I’ve decided to provide discounts on prints of my photos (which can be found here: www.philipcasecohen.com).  All photos purchased at the site through December 31st are eligible for a 15% discount (use coupon code “HOLIDAYS09”), with orders over $100 receiving a 20% discount (use coupon code “OVER100”).

Happy Holidays (& shopping), and thanks as always for visiting the site! (please forgive me for the shameless self promotion!)