Springtime | Prescott Park

Prescott Park is one of the most visited places in town, and one of the most photographed – particularly by yours truly.  You can find people fishing off the pier closest to the Memorial Bridge, you can find folks playing frisbee in the grass, or enjoying a summer concert.  This particular evening, the trees were just starting to bloom, and had some gorgeous pink/red hues.  This was from the same evening that featured this post.  More Aspen posts to follow over the next few days…check back for some mountains, altitude and sunsets.

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Springtime | Prescott Park

Prescott Park is one of the most visited places in town, and one of the most photographed – particularly by yours truly.  You can find people fishing off the pier closest to the Memorial Bridge, you can find folks playing frisbee in the grass, or enjoying a summer concert.  This particular evening, the trees were just starting to bloom, and had some gorgeous pink/red hues.  This was from the same evening that featured this post.  More Aspen posts to follow over the next few days…check back for some mountains, altitude and sunsets.

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Tugboats & The Decks

The iconic Moran Tugboats are located on the waterfront on the opposite side of where these ancient rowhouses are situated on Market Street.  The Decks are the place to be once warm weather arrives, and you’ll often find them crowded early in the afternoon on a gorgeous day.  This will be the last season in their current configuration, with Poco’s deck being torn down and moved up against the building.  The City will be expanding the public park space for patrons, so the waterfront seating will be limited to The Old Ferry Landing, the new River House set to open this summer, and Harpoon Willy’s.  This was my first HDR that I was actually pleased with how it came out.  It still looks more like a painting than real life, but that’s what I like about this shot…because that’s how I’ll always remember the Decks.

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Tugboats & The Decks

The iconic Moran Tugboats are located on the waterfront on the opposite side of where these ancient rowhouses are situated on Market Street.  The Decks are the place to be once warm weather arrives, and you’ll often find them crowded early in the afternoon on a gorgeous day.  This will be the last season in their current configuration, with Poco’s deck being torn down and moved up against the building.  The City will be expanding the public park space for patrons, so the waterfront seating will be limited to The Old Ferry Landing, the new River House set to open this summer, and Harpoon Willy’s.  This was my first HDR that I was actually pleased with how it came out.  It still looks more like a painting than real life, but that’s what I like about this shot…because that’s how I’ll always remember the Decks.

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Market Square | Portsmouth, NH

The intersection of Market Street and Congress Street in Portsmouth is easily one of the busiest within city limits.  During the summer months, people can be found getting their caffeine fix on the patios of Breaking New Grounds, Popovers, and Starbucks.  With the new stop sign at the end of Daniel Street, things have gotten more interesting this spring.  The jewelers across the street from each other have been there as long as I can remember coming to Portsmouth to visit.  I just love the color of Alie’s doorway.

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Market Square | Portsmouth, NH

The intersection of Market Street and Congress Street in Portsmouth is easily one of the busiest within city limits.  During the summer months, people can be found getting their caffeine fix on the patios of Breaking New Grounds, Popovers, and Starbucks.  With the new stop sign at the end of Daniel Street, things have gotten more interesting this spring.  The jewelers across the street from each other have been there as long as I can remember coming to Portsmouth to visit.  I just love the color of Alie’s doorway.

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Odd Fellows Hall | Portsmouth, NH

The Odd Fellows Hall building located at the intersection of Fleet Street and Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth is another classic Frank Jones building.  Visible to the right is an “Available For Lease” sign for those looking for some office space.  There is also the local bank startup, Great Waters, at the ground level that has yet to open its doors…I would imagine due primarily to the economic climate and difficulty in raising capital.

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Odd Fellows Hall | Portsmouth, NH

The Odd Fellows Hall building located at the intersection of Fleet Street and Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth is another classic Frank Jones building.  Visible to the right is an “Available For Lease” sign for those looking for some office space.  There is also the local bank startup, Great Waters, at the ground level that has yet to open its doors…I would imagine due primarily to the economic climate and difficulty in raising capital.

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Clocktower | North Church, Portsmouth, NH

Most people take pictures of the whole steeple, since it is really quite magnificent from wherever you are in Portsmouth.  One evening I hiked up to the top of the Hanover Street parking garage to snap some pics during sunset, and was more level with the clock than I’d ever been….and thought I’d try to work some magic.  Take a walk up sometime, it’s a unique perspective on something you usually admire from the ground level.  Happy Memorial Day weekend to all, and thanks to all those who have served for our Country.

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