Sunrise Over The City

One of the things that you see less often here at The Daily Portsmouth is the city from above.  Sunrises also show up less often, mostly because I cherish my sleep, but also because it’s rare to fit into my schedule. Today, I’d like you to enjoy both a view from high above Hanover Street with some gorgeous clouds near the horizon at sunrise.  From atop The Residences at Portwalk, the Memorial Bridge looks like it’s been set on fire in the distance, and the High-Hanover parking garage looks as desolate as it was.

 

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.

Gilley's PM Lunch | Portsmouth, NH

Gilley’s is one of the true institutions among Portsmouth eateries.  It was recently deemed the best place for late night food by The Beer Drinking Report, and was awarded the Phantom Gourmet’s Hidden Jewel.  This shot was taken from the top floor of the City’s High/Hanover St. parking garage.

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Gilley’s PM Lunch | Portsmouth, NH

Gilley’s is one of the true institutions among Portsmouth eateries.  It was recently deemed the best place for late night food by The Beer Drinking Report, and was awarded the Phantom Gourmet’s Hidden Jewel.  This shot was taken from the top floor of the City’s High/Hanover St. parking garage.

Full size here:  FLICKR