Bow Street By Day | Bow Street by Night

Bow Street ranks as one of my favorite places in the city.  It connects the Memorial Bridge to Market Street, with great restaurants (and decks on the water) lining the street as well as several local businesses, a theater, the Ale House Inn and the Martingale Wharf building (which is finally under construction and soon to be featured in a new post).  It’s not very friendly on the cars these days due to the construction, but it’s still a neat spot to take pictures.

Bow Street By Day | Bow Street by Night

Bow Street ranks as one of my favorite places in the city.  It connects the Memorial Bridge to Market Street, with great restaurants (and decks on the water) lining the street as well as several local businesses, a theater, the Ale House Inn and the Martingale Wharf building (which is finally under construction and soon to be featured in a new post).  It’s not very friendly on the cars these days due to the construction, but it’s still a neat spot to take pictures.

Prescott Park Fountain By Day | By Night

The fountain in Prescott Park with the spear fisherman is an often overlooked feature in the city’s park by the water (see update below for some history on the fountain’s origin).  The view of the Naval Shipyard across the river along along with the boat traffic and beautiful gardens prove to be excellent distractions.  Today’s post highlights the contrast of the scene in daylight and with its intimate lighting early evening.

UPDATE: Portsmouth resident Pepsie Jabrie shared that:  “When I was a kid this fountain statue was on the corner of State street and Pleasant. The post office was where Sakura restaurant is. It was one of the very few places in Portsmouth that had an elevator. My trips there with my Mother were always fun because we took a ride on that elevator. This fountain was a public drinking fountain at that time.”

Share your stories of Portsmouth too in the comments section!

Prescott Park Fountain By Day | By Night

The fountain in Prescott Park with the spear fisherman is an often overlooked feature in the city’s park by the water (see update below for some history on the fountain’s origin).  The view of the Naval Shipyard across the river along along with the boat traffic and beautiful gardens prove to be excellent distractions.  Today’s post highlights the contrast of the scene in daylight and with its intimate lighting early evening.

UPDATE: Portsmouth resident Pepsie Jabrie shared that:  “When I was a kid this fountain statue was on the corner of State street and Pleasant. The post office was where Sakura restaurant is. It was one of the very few places in Portsmouth that had an elevator. My trips there with my Mother were always fun because we took a ride on that elevator. This fountain was a public drinking fountain at that time.”

Share your stories of Portsmouth too in the comments section!

Freighter By Day | Freighter By Night

As the past week’s post show, I am fascinated (obsessed) with the freighters that make their way in and out of Portsmouth bringing their various goods/materials in and out of port.  Here’s a take of the Cynthia Pioneer, the city’s most recent visitor during the late afternoon and early evening.

A more ominous scene at the same landscape can be seen here:  APPROACHING STORM.

Freighter By Day | Freighter By Night

As the past week’s post show, I am fascinated (obsessed) with the freighters that make their way in and out of Portsmouth bringing their various goods/materials in and out of port.  Here’s a take of the Cynthia Pioneer, the city’s most recent visitor during the late afternoon and early evening.

A more ominous scene at the same landscape can be seen here:  APPROACHING STORM.