Friday, March 8, 2013

Underbelly

Life ain't always glamorous. Not far from the hustle and bustle of upscale stores and the happening nightlife of the Old Port is the working waterfront. Jetting off from the main drag of Commercial Street are many wharfs that you can drive to and in some cases on. Leading to the wooden piers are many streets that look like this, mainly dirt and buildings in need  of some repair. This is a pretty good example of what I mean. Now, I captured this view on a Sunday morning, so traffic down here was pretty light. Most days, you'd have to worm your way down to this point. It doesn't look it, but there is money to be made on these streets. It just ain't always pretty.
It's snowing again this morning. Not a lot, but enough. March is still a winter month in these parts.

Birthday wishes heading south this morning to my Sis in Lakeland, where there will be no snow with temps, probably in the low 80s.

19 comments:

  1. Lakeland is a nice community and, as you say, no snow there today. It's going to be 78 here but the news reports y'all are gonna get hit again. Stay warm and safe and off those mean streets!

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  2. J'adore this image Birdman, it's not pretty but it's fabulously gritty and real..

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  3. I like pics of places not often photographed . . .Happeee bday to Sis and beam some of that warmth up north a bit, y'hear?

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  4. I like it when bloggers show all aspects of their community instead of just the "pretty parts." A working area is an important part of any town and should be shown and honored, too.

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  5. this, too, is portland. hey, i have a brother in lakeland. happy birthday to your sister.

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  6. Yes, March, a winter month. I'm glad you're featuring this side of Portland. Do you remember all the stories about the rats on the wharfs? (Steve King's short story too?)

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  7. It's funny how we bloggers tend to avoid these areas of town and we all know where they are. I like this shot. It almost looks like a scene from a gritty movie.

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  8. a little gritty, but you made it pretty.

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  9. These areas look all alike: the buildings changes slightly and the decay has often a local flavor, but the sensation is the same...

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  10. This street is maybe not very beautiful, but i like your picture very much. there's some soul there!

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  11. Making lots of money can be rather seedy. Your photo is reality -- I like that -- barbara

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  12. Thanks for the birthday wishes, bro!
    Enjoy your night at R.R. with M...and friends!

    Lakeland Checks In!

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  13. I liked this view into the "real" part of Portland.

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  14. Looks like a place I would like to explore.

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  15. That's just a really great photo - the rustic colors all frosted like that.

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  16. Love this pic! The persective, the light, everything perfect!

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