I was in Portland for just for a half a day for a business meet. When you Google for Portland (the one in Maine, not the one in Oregon), the first picture you would get typically be of Portland Head Light. I am quite fascinated with locations related to Light Houses. They are perfect locations for exploring photography. Since we had no time and I did not carry any photography equipment, Siva and I drove to Portland Headlight first thing in the morning (before heading to customer meet), and took few snaps on our iPhone 6S and HTC. This place was just 18 minutes away from the hotel we stayed, so we were glad we could check it out in our schedule. We walked around the place for about 30 minutes or less, took below snaps. Place was as dreamy as you can see from the pics, and it was as if we are walking into a postcard or portrait picture :-). Since it was a foggy day, place looked extra dreamy.
Other Trivia from Wiki:
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine. It is said in Wiki, in 2013, the city proper had a population of 66,318, while the urban area had a population of 203,914. Few IT parks together in Hyderabad would have more folks than that. I guess, thanks to this, few places I had a chance to drive around looked pristine and were oozing old world charm.
The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which aligns with the city’s motto, Resurgam, Latin for “I will rise again.” The motto refers to Portland’s recoveries from four devastating fires. Over the years, the local economy has shifted from fishing, manufacturing and agriculture towards a more service-based economy. Most national financial services organizations such as Bank of America, and Key Bank base their Maine operations in Portland. Unum, Magellan Petroleum, Maine Bank & Trust, ImmuCell Corp, and Pioneer Telephone have headquarters here
Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine. The light station is automated, and the tower, beacon, and foghorn are maintained by the United States Coast Guard, while the former lighthouse keepers‘ house is a maritime museum within Fort Williams Park.
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