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Archive: May 2023

Birdwatching in Portland, Maine

Here’s a universal rule of life. If your diet consists of garbage and discarded smelly fish, you’re going to develop self image problems later on in life. Pity the seagull!  Here’s one I recently spotted down by the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal in Portland coaxing the last drops out of a nips bottle. For…

The Ghost Signs of Portland, Maine

This is not a spooky subject. To prove it, here’s a ghost sign, a recent example, that is fun!  It’s the old Brian Boru sign on Center Street, closed 2018. Ghost signs are painted commercial signs of businesses that are lost and gone, usually much older than my first example. At the turn of the…