A pair of large boats sit docked at the Harbour Place Marina at the end of a late spring day during this long exposure.
Portsmouth is full of hidden gem locations, and you never know what view might be lurking around the corner from some of the downtown spots. Harbour Place and The Memorial Bridge of Portsmouth and Kittery can be seen from the roof deck of a nearby home along the waterfront on Bow Street. This view is a bit different these days…but the shipyard and the Naval Prison are still clearly visible in the background, with the Piscataqua River flowing through the frame.
It’s quiet now, but the dock at Harbour Place on the waterfront of the Piscataqua can be host to some impressive boats during the warmer months. I was walking around to scope out the latest updates on the deconstruction of the Memorial Bridge when I admired the lighting in the scene you see above. The rich red brick against the wooden floorboardss were inviting, along with the depth conveyed in the shadows. I love all of the hidden gem spots in Portsmouth.
The Memorial Bridge stands tall above the Piscataqua and some boating activity at the docks at Prescott Park. The late day sunlight is crystal clear with some interesting clouds in the sky. In a couple short months (or maybe even weeks), the boats are likely to disappear and the scene will be a bit more desolate. It’s time to enjoy every last bit of warmth and time we get to spend outside as the days shorten.