Wentworth By The Sea at Dusk

The Wentworth By The Sea grand hotel sits on the shore of the Piscataqua River and the Atlantic Ocean in New Castle, NH.  The gorgeous historic building basks in the glow of the late fall light.  The Wentworth Marina can be seen in the foreground with its warm weather seasonal visitors mostly gone for the year.

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The Entrance to The Wentworth By The Sea

A warm, inviting entrance to a grand hotel.  The pavers and the covered entrance to the Wentworth By the Sea make guests feel stately and at home as they arrive to check in.  The scene takes on a different feel in the evening, more cozy than the clean and stately white lines of the architecture during the day, though it’s elegant in all settings.

Lounging at The Wentworth

The grounds of the Wentworth By The Sea are gorgeous.  I was back in this neck of the woods this afternoon, so decided to see if I could find some new things to snap shots of.  Despite being here numerous times before, I never wander too far from the bottom of the hill where I’ve captured a few shots of the hotel that I have really liked.  I stumbled across these adirondack chairs that I’m sure have been there for a very long time, but until this afternoon I hadn’t ever seen them – and today I could definitely appreciate the luxury they provide to those who plop down in them to relax for a few.  Looking forward to when I can unwind in one of these!

Residence Inn | Portwalk Place

The Residence Inn at Portwalk Place is officially open for business.  Word went out today in the Portsmouth Herald – and I happened to drive by this morning due to my usual route being unavailable thanks to some ongoing infrastructure work and sidewalk improvements on Market Street, so I snapped a couple shots.

The building doesn’t boast the most earth shattering architectural features, but to me it marks an improvement over the languishing Parade Mall project (and it doesn’t stop me from trying to make it look interesting), and I’m always a sucker for new construction.  I think once the entire project is complete with the future office/retail component, it will continue to bring a new feel to the North End.  Change is constant downtown, and I’m happy to see another construction project buttoned up for the time being.  Soon the lifts should be gone and hopefully the surface parking next door will be open for business.

The Wentworth By The Sea | Spring 2010

The Wentworth By The Sea is a beautiful architectural gem of the seacoast, located in New Castle, NH.  The structure, originally built in 1874, and later bought by the brewing magnate Frank Jones and expanded in 1879. Above is one of the gorgeous trees on the property in bloom this spring, while below you can see the structure sitting prominently on the top of the hill.

Winter at The Wentworth By the Sea

Here’s a colder take on the Wentworth by the Sea, which I’d previously posted with some fall decor, which you can see here: Wentworth with Pumpkins and a more eerie shot here: A Wentworth Evening.

This grand hotel is one of the treasures of the seacoast now that it has been carefully restored from its decrepit stint during the 1990s.  Let me know if you have photos prior to the restoration you’d like to share.

The Wentworth By The Sea (Revisited)

I had such a tremendous response on the last photo I posted of the Wentworth By the Sea in New Castle, NH that I wanted to share another shot from that evening.  Not quite as vibrant as the last one, but a beautiful shot of a beautiful hotel nonetheless. Many thanks to all for their great feedback!