At The Corner of Market & Ladd

It’s pretty cool how the contours of so many buildings downtown match their surroundings.  You can see how the building at the corner of Market & Ladd Streets curves around Ladd Street (where the Old Stove Bakery is located).  The row houses on Market Street are similar along with several others I can’t think of at the moment…and you can’t go wrong with so many bricks.  Add in a dose of early evening light and some electricity – and you get a pretty cool scene.

The Middle Bridge & A Freighter

A freighter sits docked at the New Hampshire State Pier in Portsmouth, NH next to the Middle Bridge (The Sarah Long Bridge).  I made a quick trip over to the other side of the bridge during lunch this week after getting stuck in the rain the night before, when I was completely soaked from a giant truck that drove across the roadway overhead….splashing whatever puddle was on the decking onto me and the camera (I called it an early night after that).

Unfortunately the boat wasn’t around long enough to capture it at sunset…but I still like this shot with the wind blowing across the Piscataqua River and the vibrant greens of the bridge pop against the cloudy sky.

The Portsmouth Skyline

Today’s post features a view of the Moran Towing tugboats and a portion of The Decks from a different vantage point.  This is the first time I’ve posted anything shot from the Middle Bridge (the Sarah Long Bridge) in Kittery, Maine.  Visible from the skyline is the 100 Club, the steeple of the North Church, the rowhouses of Market Street, and many other familiar landmarks.

This spot is truly fantastic, and I imagine there will be plenty more stops during various sunsets with some beautiful results.

Traffic on Market Street

I enjoyed a nice walk around Portsmouth earlier in the week, with some great early evening light and traffic.  This week marked the return of warmer weather…very early in the season (before spring officially started!), with Saturday being one of the busiest days downtown that I can remember.  The light streaks seen in the shot above are from the Coast Bus traveling up Market Street before stopping at the Congress Street stop in front of Starbucks. It made for some great light streaks in an otherwise beautiful and quiet scene.

Thomas Laighton | Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

The Thomas Laighton, the ship owned and operated by the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, sits docked at its home during the winter.  I’ve had the opportunity to get out for a couple evening harbor cruises on the boat, and I’ve been lucky to enjoy beautiful sunsets both times.  If you’re looking for a nice way to spend a warm spring/summer evening, you can’t go wrong in heading out into Portmsouth Harbor.

New Freighter in Town (Jin Qiang)

A new freighter arrived in town recently, the Jin Qiang of Panama.  The ship closely resembles another that I featured not long ago in a shot taken from the Memorial Bridge (see post HERE).  With the sand & salt piles lower recently, a few ships were due to arrive to increase the stockpiles as the winter winds down.  In the shot above you can see how empty the hull is getting as the vessel is standing tall out of the water.  Enjoyed snapping a couple quick shots on my way home to eat lunch today.