Our photo walk continued past the Old Port section of Portland, Maine, and headed inland, first walking through the Studio Area where we saw a real mix of historic and modern buildings. Several of the older buildings were nicely “painted” by graffiti artists, including one building housing a restaurant whose owner requests the local street artists to completely repaint the walls of his restaurant twice a year, providing the artists and the community a large “canvas” for their creative expressions.
The contemporary updating of this historic building (above) reminded me a lot of Charles Scheeler’s (American black and white photographer, 1883 – 1965) photographs of industrial America in the first half of the 20th century.
In the modern building’s window (below) is reflected old Portland and, way in the back, the signage atop the new Peoples Bank building.
Walking on to the Civic Center area, we encountered many old buildings with classical design elements.
And again, we found the past reflected in the new.
And even reflected in the rear door windows of a Mercedes van.
Our final time juxtaposition was the modern bank building build behind the city’s statue commemorating “her sons who died for the Union” (in the American Civil War, 1861-1865).