Winter on Market Street

A blustery late day snow storm made an appearance in this evening shot of Market Street.  The steeple and the tree stand lit while Michelle’s on Market Square’s windows let a soft glow out onto the sidewalk.

Christmas in Portsmouth 2013

It’s Christmas in Portsmouth!

The annual tree has been placed and lit for the 2013 Christmas season – with some interesting blueish LED lighting.  A combination of the weather, work commitments and lack of camera plate for my tripod have kept me from getting out to do it justice, but I wanted to share this with those who aren’t in Portsmouth and can’t take a drive/stroll through Market Square to enjoy it for themselves.

The Moffatt-Ladd House

One of Portsmouth’s oldest structures is the Moffatt-Ladd House on Market Street, which was built in 1763.  The building has a beautiful garden hidden behind its Market Street facade, and probably one of the largest gardened open areas in downtown Portsmouth.  I love the look of this building, particularly as it is offset and complemented by the modern structure at 100 Market Street just next door.  I’ve always believed that our modern structures highlight the character of Portsmouth’s original buildings.

The Scale at Granite State Minerals

The scale at the Granite State Minerals terminal on Market Street is a massive piece of equipment.  Soon we will see more and more freighters and trucks hauling materials into and out of town with fall and winter just around the corner.

I think that I will forever be fascinated by these massive freighters that glide into town guided by the Moran Towing tugboats.

Portsmouth's Gardens | The Moffatt Ladd House

One of the largest and most beautiful stretches of green space in Portsmouth is quietly tucked behind the Moffatt Ladd House on Market Street.  The first time that I saw this lush garden – it really struck me at how long and expansive the historic lot was – since I’d only really seen the main historic building and carriage house from the streetfront.  Buildings on The Hill can be seen at the upper left corner while the Piscataqua River Bridge can be seen off in the distance at top right.