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.

Sunset in Portsmouth | From the Parking Garage Roofdeck

Sometime when you’re out for a walk around Portsmouth, make a point to walk over to the parking garage on High/Hanover Streets and head towards the roof. The view is from a distinctive locale that provides sights you just can’t catch from the street level. The North Church and the rooflines are featured in today’s post, along with the large building that fills the block between High Street and Ladd Street, with the Federal Cigar visible in the foreground below and DeStefano Architects in the foreground above. You can also catch the entrance to Rudi’s, a delicious destination downtown (and the former home to the Metro restaurant). Just outside the frame in the shot below is the Old Stove Bakery…a tasty addition to the Portsmouth dessert scene…they’ll be featured sometime in the near future.

Ladd Street in the Rain

Ladd Street connects the back of the High/Hanover St. city parking garage with Market Street.  Visible on the left side of the frame is the newly opened Old Stove Bakery, which features delicious cupcakes!  The reflections of the buildings gives a surreal feeling to the street, appearing almost as though a reflective stream divides the buildings rather than pavement.