Congress Street & The North Church
Icicles on Odd Fellows Hall on Congress Street are the real giveaway that this image was taken during the winter. The windows of the buildings lining Congress Street lead back to the steeple of the North Church on a cloudless evening.
Sunset in Market Square
It was a beautiful sunset that I was watching from my office window and spontaneously decided to go and see what the horizon looked like from Market Square. In this wide angle shot you can see the Portsmouth Athenaeum, the North Church and its iconic steeple, and the glow of sunset down the corridor of Congress Street in the distance.
Summer in the seacoast is a beautiful thing – people come from all over to visit and the energy in the downtown increases significantly. A trio of kids were playing great music and the late day light in Market Square made for a beautiful scene.
Up The Road | A Congress Street Vista.
The rhythm of the buildings that line Congress Street have such inviting lines. When you’re in Market Square, it’s not that evident that the street slopes downward and that the rooflines follow this rhythm – but from the Fleet Street intersection it’s an entirely different scene.
A late spring evening on Congress Street. The day’s last light illuminates the North Church and the Franklin Block building while the streetscape lays in the shadows.
On a foggy evening in Market Square, I decided to take advantage of dry weather and the moody winter landscape. The lighting allowed for long exposures and the street traffic brought the scene to a whole new level – as the headlights accentuated the curves in the buildings and the streets.
A fresh snowfall covers the sidewalks and the rooftops in Market Square on a dreary morning. The North Church and the Athenaeum make for great focal points in this historic streetscape.
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 crescent moon rises over Congress Street downtown.
The people watching is about to get excellent…it is spring and the sunny warm weather is here, bringing the usual influx of people to the center of Portsmouth.