Rooftops and The Memorial Bridge

Rooftops and The Memorial Bridge as seen from the balcony of The 100 Club.

Rooftops from 100 Market

There’s nearly no view in the city like the one from the rooftop balcony at 100 Market Street.  In this summertime image late in the day, the rooftops of Market Street and Bow Street line the waterfront, with the old Memorial Bridge standing intact in the background. The shot is very sky-heavy, but I love how the late day light transitions from the purple-ish pink on the horizon all the way to a deep blue higher in the sky.

Rooftops on Bow Street

And today: something a little different.  I’ll get back to some lovely seascape landscapes on Thursday…but I thought I’d mix things up a bit today.  These are the rooftops of some of the condos located on the riverbank of the Piscataqua, next to Harbor Place…as seen from the rooftop perch above the Ale House Inn.

The scene was recently drenched by thunderstorms and ominous skies….so you can se the still wet bricks down below.  I instantly loved this scene – although it was a bit precarious to attempt to capture it with my camera, as it required some leaning out over the building (don’t worry, I was kept safe by a wrought iron fence).  The symmetry plus the incredible distance down to the ground and the interesting rooftop scene that is rarely seen all made for interesting elements to this shot.  I think it’s funny how the heating/air conditioning units on the top of the building appear to be bigger than the front doors down below.

South End Rooftops & Sheafe Warehouse

More shots from the South End at sunset. I love the way the light is grazing rooftops and the newly renovated steeple of the South Ward Meetinghouse aka The Children’s Museum.  As I’ve mentioned before, the Sheafe Warehouse is one of those really old structures that I’ve always loved, and that I picture located in town a couple hundred years ago when it was still a young structure.  Nothing too exciting about these shots, just beautiful old architecture and some nice afternoon light.

Portsmouth Rooftops & The Missing (Poco’s) Deck

Today’s double feature includes some Portsmouth rooftops (& an awful lot of chimneys from the vantage point of the High/Hanover Street Parking Garage) and the case of the missing deck.

If you are like me and don’t (yet) have a membership to the 100 Club, this is the cheaper alternative in terms of views of the city.  It certainly doesn’t compare for overall visibility, but it’s neat to see the city from a new perspective.  Take a walk up to the top floor someday soon before it gets too cold and take a look around.

In more recent news, here’s evidence that the party is officially over at the Poco’s deck as we knew it.  One day it was there:

and the next, it was not.

Read more about the Ceres St. beautification project and have a look at the pre-demolition deck here:  TDP 9/29/2009.  Things are definitely changing on the Portsmouth waterfront, it’s going to be an exciting season next year – see you there in April.

For more of my photography feel free to visit my Flickr uploads at www.flickr.com/photos/philipcase

Portsmouth Rooftops & The Missing (Poco's) Deck

Today’s double feature includes some Portsmouth rooftops (& an awful lot of chimneys from the vantage point of the High/Hanover Street Parking Garage) and the case of the missing deck.

If you are like me and don’t (yet) have a membership to the 100 Club, this is the cheaper alternative in terms of views of the city.  It certainly doesn’t compare for overall visibility, but it’s neat to see the city from a new perspective.  Take a walk up to the top floor someday soon before it gets too cold and take a look around.

In more recent news, here’s evidence that the party is officially over at the Poco’s deck as we knew it.  One day it was there:

and the next, it was not.

Read more about the Ceres St. beautification project and have a look at the pre-demolition deck here:  TDP 9/29/2009.  Things are definitely changing on the Portsmouth waterfront, it’s going to be an exciting season next year – see you there in April.

For more of my photography feel free to visit my Flickr uploads at www.flickr.com/photos/philipcase