This mural graces a walkway/alleyway in Portland, Maine. Portland is, as you would expect, a seaport city and the mural likely was intended to capture a bit of its history. In one corner of the mural is reads “mikerichdesign.com”
My wife is very patient. I always want to go down weird alleyways and explore the docks. We found this wharf during out visit to Portland, Maine. It is a working fishing wharf with some great old signs and scenes.
Shipwreck & Cargo is a quirky souvenir shop near the docks in downtown Portland, Maine. They have the usual things, hats, sweatshirts, shot glasses… They also have a life-sized pirate at the front door and a few other things that are a bit extraordinary. If you’re ever in Portland, Maine (right coast, not the one in Oregon (left coast)), look them up.
Some signs along the streets of Portland, Maine.
Even though the temperature is currently 18F/-8C, it was close to 60F/16C a couple of weeks ago. My wife and I took a drive up to Portland Maine to look in the shops and have a bit of lunch while enjoying the pleasant weather. Here are a few images. BTW, we had lunch at The Crooked Mile, whose signboard is pictured above. It is a coffee and sandwich shop that locals frequent and made the most amazing salads.
Yesterday was a gorgeous early spring day. Our group from the local photo studio made a field trip to Portland Maine to photograph three lighthouses. Part of the trip was to play with neutral density filters on our shots of Portland Head Light (check out the waves). We also visited two other light houses to make photographs of them and the local area. After a great lunch at Becky’s Diner, we headed for home.