Looking Down Market Street

Looking down Market Street on a beautiful Portsmouth afternoon.  I’ve always loved how the old brick buildings that line the street frame the Custom House in the distance.

 

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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