Ann and I love going to our nearby Portsmouth Farmer’s Market. Each Saturday from May 7th through November 5th starting at 8:00 until 1:00 pm the parking lot at Portsmouth NH City Hall becomes a huge outdoor market with locally grown and processed foods of all types from vegetables, to meat and cheeses along with […]
Even in the dead of winter, the views along Portsmouth NH are mesmerizing. Covered boats, weathered docks and steel bridges make for picturesque scenery along the seacoast. With buildings in the distance adding dimension and appeal, it’s hard to remember the briskness of winter. This is our beautiful Memorial Bridge crossing over the Piscataqua River. How […]
Fishing shacks like this one are familiar sights along the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. Love the brightly painted lobster buoys hanging on this little shack! Sometimes it’s just the simple things that bring more into your life. Here along the seacoast, these tiny buildings bring more color to your life. Come visit, relocate […]
Portsmouth NH has a beautiful park, Prescott Park, that runs along the Piscataqua River in the downtown area. It’s a lovely area to sit and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, people watch, take in a concert or a festival, or just enjoy the beauty of nature. Come and enjoy the beauty we have all around us […]
Portsmouth New Hampshire is such a pretty seaside town, and the downtown area, known as Market Square, is even lovelier during the Christmas season. We have a beautiful 4-story tall Christmas tree right in the very center of town, nicely decorated and lit at night. All of our street lights downtown are encircled with wreaths […]
Living right here on the water in Portsmouth NH means we have lots of water and boating activities, and sometimes that means we have need for the Portsmouth Fire Boat…. it’s always reassuring to know that emergency help is readily available on land and on sea! Hopefully all we have need for this fire boat […]
It’s fun living in beautiful Portsmouth NH and being able to see the surrounding NH Seacoast so often. There are so many scenic and spectacular areas it’s tough to know where to photograph next. I like this one of Santa Claus skiing on our Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor. A local ski group does this […]
In the summer and fall of 1905 US President Theodore Roosevelt brokered a peace treaty between Japan and Russia.
He brought both sides to Portsmouth New Hampshire to negotiate the terms of that treaty which became known as the The Treaty of Portsmouth of 1905. This historic treaty marked the formal end of the Russo-Japanese War and marked the beginning of a new era of diplomatic negotiations.
Driving through Portsmouth NH in October you’re likely to notice a lot of these guys standing around town. It’s Portsmouth’s annual “Scarecrows of the Port” fall display. It’s a grass roots effort; “To encourage members of the community to create harvest-themed displays in order to enhance and extend the fall experience while promoting the vitality […]
On July 4th, 1776 the American Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence from the British Crown. That date is generally accepted as the birth date of the United States of America!
After the successful American Revolution that followed, New Hampshire was admitted to this new union on June 21st, 1788 and was the ninth of the original 13 colonies.