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American Brick Architecture

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Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA and the Shaker Village Community Dwelling House in New Gloucester, ME were built 146 years apart. Their brick architecture is classic colonial America. Although the former is considerably more elaborate, the proportions of the Shaker house work beautifully with the eyes.

Faneuil Hall Boston, MA
Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA
Shaker Village Dwelling House New Gloucester, ME
Shaker Village Community Dwelling House
New Gloucester, ME
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Dusk Sunsplash

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I looked up this evening as the sun burst through western clouds at dusk to see these yellow leaves aglow against the eastern overcast sky. All I had on me was my phone, but the shot seemed to be worth sharing anyway.

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Foliage Drive in Maine

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So, on Monday we took a drive north through Grafton Notch State Park, then east on East Hill Road down into Andover, ME, and finally down into Portland for dinner. The foliage was near peak, peak, and past peak, depending on where we were situated. Since my wife mentioned that many of my recent posts have been B&W’s I thought I’d post an Autumn medley of color shots.

Screw Auger Falls Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Screw Auger Falls
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moss at Screw Auger Falls Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moss at Screw Auger Falls
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Mother Walker Falls Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Mother Walker Falls
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Reflection in Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Reflection in Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Foliage Above Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Foliage Above Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Bear River Below Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Bear River Below Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge I
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge II Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
Above Moose Cave Gorge II
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
West from Moose Cave Gorge Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
West from Moose Cave Gorge
Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
East Hill Road Maine
East Hill Road
Maine
Andover Hook & Ladder Co. Andover, ME
Andover Hook & Ladder Co.
Andover, ME
Architecture

James Joyce Martello Tower

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James Joyce spent six nights in this tower in 1904, and it is the setting for the opening of his book Ulysses, where he writes, “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.” It is located just outside Dublin, Ireland in a town called Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Leery). Built in 1804, exactly 100 years before Joyce stayed in it, it was originally built to defend against Napoleon, but that never needed to happen.

James Joyce Tower Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
James Joyce Tower
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Architecture

One Bowdoin Square

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It wasn’t until after I shot this and my wife viewed it days later that she noticed the striking diagonal shadow spanning the building. Apparently John Kerry’s office is in there somewhere. I took the picture because I love the nouveau detail around the top. If you click the photo it should blow it up so you can see that more clearly.

One Bowdoin Square Boston, MA
One Bowdoin Square
Boston, MA
Architecture

Longfellow Place at Dawn

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We recently made a spontaneous trip to Boston. When I woke up to go to the bathroom at dawn I looked out our window and saw this view of Longfellow Place. The buildings are actually much more off-white at mid-day, but the gold of dawn on them really helped create a beautiful contrast with the sky.

1-5 Longfellow Place at Dawn Boston, MA
1-5 Longfellow Place at Dawn
Boston, MA
Architecture

57 Exchange Street

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Some people have asked that we share a little story when we post our photographs. So, I’ll start with this building in Portland, Maine. One of the most beautiful buildings in the city, it sits in the heart of the Old Port on the corner of Exchange and Middle Streets. I have taken a few shots in the past the show more of the top floor and roof detail. I’ll try to take a few more to further show how beautiful the building is.

57 Exchange Street Portland, Maine
57 Exchange Street
Portland, Maine