South End Street

 

The South End of Portsmouth has always had a special place in my heart.  Tiny streets, old houses, historic clapboards, charm.  It makes me love our dynamic downtown that much more, and appreciate the unchanged wcharacter of this area as well.  Lucky for these residents, the city has invested significantly in its infrastructure – repaving and adding brick sidewalks whenever possible.

Sanders Lobster Pound

I love the streets of the South End in the springtime.  The brick sidewalks and the trees adorning yards make for a very inviting stroll when everything is in bloom.

Mechanic Ave | Streets of the South End

In another installment of Streets of the South End – Mechanic Avenue is featured…I absolutely love this part of town.  Mechanic Ave is located along the waterfront of the back channel in one of Portsmouth’s most picturesque portions of waterfront.  This section can somewhat be seen in yesterday’s post, which was taken from the Peirce Island bridge….where you can see the wharfs and the waterfront scene.  The Wentworth-Gardner House is the large home featured prominently in the shot – and is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the country.  You have to click this one to view it LARGE!

Lobster | South End Waterfront

Seen from the Peirce Island Bridge, this waterfront vista of Portsmouth’s historic South End should be a familiar sight.  It’s one of the area’s most photographed vistas, usually from directly across the river on Peirce Island – highlighting the docks, piers and colorful homes that line the streets of the waterfront.  I just love this old structure sitting on the waterfront – and the fact that the moon is rising in the upper left corner, and that you can catch the South Ward Meetinghouse clocktower in the upper right corner.

The Doors of Portsmouth

Today’s post features one of the historic doors of Portsmouth in the South End.  I’m not quite sure what street I was on – but I’m sure that someone can let me know?  I was drawn to the American flag in the front door and the classic New England feel of the home and of the streetscape.  I am going to try and get back to posting more regularly on some of the series I’d dreamed up sometime last year…The Doors of Portsmouth, Streets of the South End, Rebuilding Portsmouth – to name a few.  Have a great weekend and stay cool!

A Portsmouth Sunrise | The South End

More shots from my Sunday morning sunrise adventure.  The reflections of the South End are seen in the Piscataqua River from Peirce Island Road, and you can see the newly restored clocktower of the South Ward Meetinghouse (former Children’s Museum) hovering over the rooftops.

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A Portsmouth Sunrise | The South End

More shots from my Sunday morning sunrise adventure.  The reflections of the South End are seen in the Piscataqua River from Peirce Island Road, and you can see the newly restored clocktower of the South Ward Meetinghouse (former Children’s Museum) hovering over the rooftops.

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