Here’s a view that I don’t often spend the time to enjoy. Since I work on State Street, I tend not to get too far out of my typical routine of the main blocks of downtown. After stopping at the Health Food Store, I decided to savor the view from the crosswalk….I never really noticed how distant Market Square can feel from this part of Congress Street (partly from the lens and partly because it’s actually somewhat far and uphill). I love how the Bull Moose sign brings some rich blue color into an otherwise brick-dominated scene.
This shot was taken from the corner of Hanover Street & Market Street. The building at 100 Market is one of the newer commercial real estate additions in town, one of the first major redevelopment projects dating back 5-10 years ago (I’m not sure when it was completed)….then came the Popovers building on Congress Street, some residential buildings on State Street, The Martingale Wharf and now Portwalk Place. It’s no secret that I love this building, not so much for the architecture, which I happen to enjoy, but for the view it affords those who get to visit the 100 Club.
I wanted to feature 100 Market Street today because I have a few photographs that will be featured as part of an exhibit opening today (May 14th) and running through August 1st. The show features the visual/performing arts as interpreted by visual artists. I took a quick walk through as pieces were being hung yesterday, and it looks to be a dynamic show – featuring some great concert portraits by Nancy Grace Horton and other photographers, painters, etc. My shots are on the 1st floor (enter through the door shown above)…and feature some behind the scenes shots from ‘Round the Square, which I sat in on one evening a few weeks back. I had a blast shooting in a different setting and out of my comfort zone…looking forward to the next opportunity.