Sunrise at the Memorial Bridge

Today’s post includes two of my favorite shots of the Memorial Bridge.  The first shot was taken on the morning of many other sunset shots you’ve seen here at The Daily Portsmouth, with a few more to follow in the future. Not happy with the original framing, I took it down to the square crop you see here.  It was easily one of the most beautiful mornings I’ve ever witnessed. I really need to wake up early and do it more often….although it definitely helps when the weather is a bit warmer and more cooperative.

Below is one of the first “self portrait” shots I’ve done around town (I think I picked this signature move up from my dad, who is one of the culprits responsible for getting me into photography).  You wouldn’t guess it, but it’s the road grate of the Memorial Bridge. (Click image for a full size of the grate in all its green & rusty glory)

Naval Shipyard Prison

There has been an effort put forth within the last 18 months to find a willing party to restore this old decrepit prison located at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (in Kittery, ME).  The building was sort of the “Alcatraz of the East”, and I’ve heard it had a reputation of being pretty rugged.  A movie was filmed here as well with someone famous in it, whose name I can’t recall.  Another famous guy who served in the Navy was also a guard here.  I’ll try to update once I can find their names.  In the meantime, this would be a great redevelopment project if the numbers made sense and if the right businesses and/or residents come together in a way that’s in line with the property’s restrictions.  The state of disrepair is quite fascinating, go take a look when you have a chance.

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