Portland is the largest city in Maine with a rich pre-Civil War history. Tourists enjoy Portland’s historic Old City district along the harbor and the Portland Head Light. These photos were taken between my trip in 2013. and 2014.
Duckfat is a small sandwich shop that serves fries made with local Maine potatoes fried in duck fat. They’re addictive.
Poland Spring original bottling plant and springhouse.
Maine State House purchased by Poland Spring. It is constructed of granite, hardwoods, and slate from Maine, and was originally constructed as the state entry for the Columbian Exposition or Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893.
Piece of the fallen Berlin Wall in Old Portland
Portland Head Light’s Keepers Quarters now houses the museum.
Portland Head Light is situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument in Portland honors poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born in here in 1807.
The Maine Lobsterman statue was commissioned for the Hall of States exhibition at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. It depicts a Maine lobsterman kneeling over a lobster pegging its claw.
Since 1807, the Portland Observatory has offered spectacular views of Portland’s busy harbor and served as a beloved symbol of the city’s rich maritime heritage. It is the only known remaining historic maritime signal tower in the United States.
The Victoria Mansion is the finest example of Portland’s Pre-Civil War opulence.
The Whaling Wall is a 450-foot long mural by artist Robert Wyland entitled “Whales off the Coast of Maine”. It was the 36th public marine painting in his series of 100 that are located across five continents, thirteen countries, and seventy-nine cities. According to the Wyland Foundation, the murals are painted to scale to help “increase appreciation and understanding for aquatic habitats and the life within. Perhaps, most importantly, they have reshaped attitudes about marine life conservation”.
Two Fat Cats Bakery is a classic American bakery with scrumptious shortbread cookies with lemon glaze. YUM!
Two Fat Cats Bakery Pies
Two Fat Cats Bakery Interior
Victoria Mansion, Portland Maine
Portland Old Seaport Mural
Portland Old Harbor Mural
Portland Navigational Buoy at Ferry Terminal
Portland Historical Thompson Block, ca. 1867. It features an ornate facade containing red brick, cast iron and stone elements.
Portland Man of Stone and Steel
Portland World Globe and Compass