Travel theme: Calm at Portland Pier

Done for the day: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

 

Done for the day: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Done for the day: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Even the seagulls may have been surprised at the sunset calm on the waters.  Portland Pier buzzes with activity during the day, but when rays lengthen and urban waterside buildings glow with late-day light, a sense of calm falls over everyone.

Do boats parallel park? Maybe so: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Do boats parallel park? Maybe so: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Even boats stand ready  —  and calm — while diners at J’s Oyster peer out the windows and enjoy the view.

Sundown and late-day calm: Portland Pier.

Sundown and late-day calm: Portland Pier.

It’s Maine on hold — at least for a while — at Portland Pier.

For more calmness, check out Ailsa’s blog “Where’s My Backpack” for this week’s Travel theme: Calm.

11 thoughts on “Travel theme: Calm at Portland Pier

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    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks for your comment. I loved this whole scene, and, if I were a painter, this would be one I’d love to reproduce on canvas. This whole city, however, is colorful and rich with great photo ops.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks, Curt. We definitely just happened onto this scene. And I’m so glad I looked down the alley where we stood to take pictures. Maine is incredible — we are in Castine now — and my early morning walks leave me breathless! Hope your part of the world is looking fallish, and you’re ready to hunker down for the winter.

      1. Curt Mekemson

        Right now I am in Connecticut, Rusha, visiting with our son and his family. I was hoping for a little more fall color but it’s still warm here. I’ve been going outside with a T-shirt. We explored the small coastal town of Mystic, today, however. That was a treat.
        I’ve been in Maine during the fall. It can be beautiful! –Curt

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Thanks so much. I had no idea this place was so pretty, but I saw someone with a huge telephoto lens on his camera standing near the pier. I rushed over to see what he was seeing, and wow! What a calm, beautiful setting.

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