Court Street Crosswalk

Portsmouth’s historic district is full of beautiful buildings and brick sidewalks. The yellow house on the right belongs to Strawbery Banke and has been repainted recently, bringing the exterior of the building to a nice crisp appearance at the corner of Court Street and Washington Street.

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Outside the Lines

I was walking along Marcy Street next to Prescott Park when I looked west and noticed that the sun was setting in the distance just beyond the yellow lines of Court Street.  I stopped to snap a few handheld brackets when a car decided to do what cars do, drive up the street.  At first I was irked, but when I got home to process the shots from the afternoon, I decided that I liked the dynamic that the motion brought to the shot. Looking forward to getting out to do some winter shooting in the near future!

On Marcy Street

Something about the little round granite posts along Prescott Park on Marcy Street drew me in…with the wet stonework in the foreground and the barrier set by the posts, the rhythm of the old homes on the street beyond looked very cool. I love the two old houses that flank the end of Court Street, with the Oracle House (orange home on left) recently being sold. It’s a beautifully maintained old gem…and its neighbor on the opposing side of the street looks to be getting a cleanup too.

 

Central Fire Station | Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Fire Department maintains one of its three stations on Court Street, in the downtown area.  It’s another one of the city’s older brick buildings, which I happened to find interesting this particular afternoon.  Many thanks to our local firefighters for all that they do.  Be sure to click the photo for a large version.

Central Fire Station | Portsmouth, NH

The Portsmouth Fire Department maintains one of its three stations on Court Street, in the downtown area.  It’s another one of the city’s older brick buildings, which I happened to find interesting this particular afternoon.  Many thanks to our local firefighters for all that they do.  Be sure to click the photo for a large version.