Magical Sunset in Market Square

Magical Sunset in Market Square

This was an incredible surprise on the eve of 2014’s first major snowstorm (according to the forecast) – a warm red sky with the bottom of the clouds kissed by the setting sun as the downtown lights began to brighten.

In Market Square

In Market Square

This is one of the most recognizable locations in all of Portsmouth, and regardless of how many times I’ve been here, I could sit here for hours on end people watching and enjoying the various scents that waft through the air on a given day from the various restaurants in the area. It is a very very special place – you should come see it sometime!

The Black Trumpet

Ceres Street is one of my favorite spots in Portsmouth – the tall brick buildings line the waterfront and mark the distinction between the historic downtown and its historic working waterfront roots.  The buildings lining this street largely served as warehouses back in Portsmouth’s early heydays when tall ships could have been seen lining the spots where the tugboats now dock.  The Black Trumpet is one of the celebrated restaurant options in this neighborhood and I’ve always loved the appeal of its facade, as well as its intimate setting and interior.

North Church in a Pink Fog

North Church in a Pink Fog.

One of the more memorable sunsets I’ve experienced in some time!  The thick fog hung around as the sun set, with the Portsmouth skyline barely visible from Kittery, Maine on the opposite side of the Piscataqua River.  The fog was lit an eerie pink hue – creating a scene that I couldn’t have dreamed up.

Day's End in Portsmouth

There’s nothing like a summer sunset at day’s end in Portsmouth from the decks!  The sun retreats behind the massive salt piles and leaves a beautiful glow in the sky, often creating dramatic scenes with the summer clouds.

Market Square | Portsmouth, NH

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.

A Portsmouth Scene

A classic waterfront scene of Portsmouth at dusk. This was taken the same day as the previous post after the sun had set.  The scene is dominated by red brick and the reflections of the sky in the water – two of my favorite things about Portsmouth.  More to follow in this storm series next week!  With the summer weather nearly here, we should start to see more incredible sunsets on the seacoast and more thunderstorms as well.

Ceres Street | The Oar House

One of my favorite parts of Portsmouth is the area near the waterfront along Ceres Street, which runs parallel to Market Street, with its intensely tall buildings (as felt from Ceres Street) that seem to make a person feel more connected with the abutting waterfront.  In this photo, taken from one end of the area, The Oar House is featured with its maroon street front entrance.