Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rte. 11 from Winthrop to Naples, ME

Fast Eddie's in Winthrop. Old school drive-in with car hops

Leeds, ME

Church of the Nazarene

Lewiston and Auburn, ME

These two towns are separated by the Androscoggin River and locally known as LA

Bates College in Lewiston

Hathorn Hall - oldest building on campus

Bates College Chapel

The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston

Great place on Bartlett St. in Lewiston for pastries

Mmmmmm...chocolate chip cannolis

Windows and fire escapes in downtown Lewiston

Benjamin Bates, benefactor of Bates College and founder of Bates Mill...

...industrialist and philanthropist

Wiseman Bridge across the canal in Lewiston

This brick warehouse building recently caught fire and crumbled

Train bridge across the Androscoggin River

Great Falls

These arches in downtown Auburn caught my eye

For my boy in EGR

Mechanic Falls, ME

Mechanic Falls Public Library

Mechanic Falls

Train bridge across the Little Androscoggin

(enter own caption here)

Naples, ME

Lunch in Naples

Church in Naples

Marina on Long Lake

View of Long Lake from the causeway

Monday, August 03, 2009

Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME

After a quick stop in Portland yesterday for fish n chips, I headed south across the Casco Bay Bridge to Cape Elizabeth. I followed the signs for Portland Head Light, which took me to Fort Williams Park. There are three distinct elements of the park: The lighthouse area, the military structures and the Goddard Mansion.

Portland Head Light

One of the earliest American lighthouses and one of the most photographed.

Portland Head Light

A ghostly lighthouse in the distance

Who is this Annie Maguire?

Don't strain your neck


Cove near the lighthouse

Whistle House

(Click on it to enlarge and read)

The Goddard Mansion

I'm fascinated by structures, such as this, that have fallen into disrepair. The original owner transferred the property to the military(bad move) when the area became a fort and it was used for married housing. The basement was used as an Officer's Club. I apologize for the inordinate number of pics of the mansion, but, like I said, I was fascinated.

Military Structures

Battery Erasmus Keyes

Pop Culture

I think a scene from Hostel was filmed here

Battery Blair

Central Power House