Monday, August 19, 2013

Portsmouth



New Hampshire has only a 13 mile coastline, but the northernmost city along that coastline -- Portsmouth -- was at one time an important port.  The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is still a significant part of the local economy, even though the shipyard is really in Kittery, Maine, across the river.

Strawberry Banke is an outdoor historical museum in Portsmouth, with forty buildings dating from the 1600s through the 1800s.  About a dozen are open to the public.

Before touring Strawberry Banke, I had lunch at a nice small
restaurant.  This is a photo from the deck.


23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures and I love the classic elegant decoration of the room!
My daughter is studying at Portsmouth University- UK. :)
Love the reflections in your last image, really beautiful!
hugs
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots Jack.

Kate said...

One of the best things about blogging is the amazing amount of history we learn. Now I have to go to an atlas to see what you have pointed out re. the geography. The rooms definitely are worth photographing. . .nicely done!

brattcat said...

such wonderful travels you've been having.

brattcat said...

you've had such wonderful travels lately.

Ed said...

I've been to Portsmouth and Strawberry Bank. It's a great city. I highly recommend the Governor's Inn B&B. There are huge number of restaurants there as well. Great place to spend a weekend.

Sharon said...

I'm enjoying your travels lately. You've been visiting some placed I visited many years ago.

Lowell said...

As much as I hate to admit it, I think I've spent too much time in Florida and not enough time in New England. Your photos make it all look very inviting. Who knew that the naval yard was in Maine?

JM said...

It seems Strawberry Banke is a place worth a visit!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, is this a beautiful room, amazing!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures for the day, Jack, as always and I would love to visit Strawberry Banks! Your pics are the next best thing! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!

Malyss said...

I'm in love with that old kitchen!

Kay said...

I love looking into historical settings like that. It seems so romantic until I notice the absence of things that make life so very comfortable now: central heating, electric lights, gas or electric stoves, hot water. But I do like that things were built to last and it's so nice to see real, palpable history.

Virginia said...

The photographer here wants to explore that little shack with her camera.
V

RedPat said...

Those look like cosy rooms, Jack! Nice view from the deck too.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful, particularly that first shot.

Halcyon said...

Sounds like an interesting place to visit. I love historic homes!

Randy said...

Nice photos. I like the old dish cabinet.

EG CameraGirl said...

Good old New England!It's great to see it through your lens, Jack. I need to go back for a visit soon.

Susie said...

Wow- blinded by the rug vs. wallpaper overload! Less is more!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your clouds in the last shot are very much like mine here in Perth Jack.

VP said...

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is legendary, I just didn't imagine it was that close.

Gunn said...

Interesting and very nice posting.
Thanks for sharing.