Saturday, February 27, 2010

Seahorse Sculpture

This ice sculpture of a seahorse was one of the pieces presented at the recent Brewer Winter Fest last weekend.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hannibal Hamlin HIstoric Home

This is the house where former vice-president, Hannibal Hamlin lived in the 1800's. Mr. Hamlin was the first vice-president to President Abraham Lincoln.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tools of the Trade

These are the tools used by the artists at the recent Brewer Winter Fest to carve large blocks of ice into beautiful, intricate sculptures.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Brewer Winter Fest 2010

This photo was taken at the Brewer Winter Fest last weekend. The gentleman in the photo used a propane torch to melt the surface of the ice block so it looks smooth and clear.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Kenduskaeg Stream

This is the Kenduskaeg Stream but upstream near the woods north of the river.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Into the Woods

I drove by this woods every morning. Last Friday, I pulled over by the side of the road and ran out to take a few photos of the snowy ground and the naked trees.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

iPhone Wednesday #24: Coffee & Soda

This was part of my lunch last weekend at Giacomo's on Main Street in downtown Bangor. What you can't see in this photo is the prosciutto + lettuce + tomato (p.l.t.) panini, which is a specialty at the cafe.

Kim of Seattle Daily Photo, Chuck of One A Day - Mostly Seattle and Petrea of Pasadena Daily Photo are also posting iPhone Wednesday photos today.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Penobscot River Bridge

The weather in Bangor has been unseasonably warm this winter with temperature rising above freezing point in the afternoons. This caused the normally frozen Penobscot River to melt. I have posted a photo last week of the river when it was still frozen.

Monday, February 15, 2010

View from the top of the Hill

This photo was taken atop of a hill on Pleasant Street on the western side of downtown Bangor. I don't know which church it is because there are about half a dozen churches in the downtown area alone.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tweetie Bird by David Isenhour

This little bird is part of huge tree-like structure by artist, David Isenhour that is on exhibition at the UMaine Museum of Art right now.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Frozen Kenduskaeg Stream

Although the weather in Maine has been mild compared to Washington DC recently, the small Kenduskaeg Stream in downtown Bangor is still frozen.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Watercolors by Gerald Immonen

This is one of the special exhibitions at the UMaine Museum of Art. These watercolor paintings by Gerald Immonen are spectacular because the artist uses a special technique to "wash" and "layer" the the inks, giving them a almost psychedelic, Japanese-manga effect.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Clothing Pegs by Gerry Stecca

These pieces are made of clothes pegs by Gerry Stecca and are currently on exhibition at the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

31 Central Street

This is the stairwell inside 31 Central Street in downtown Bangor. It is one of the few older buildings in the area that has been converted into office spaces and artist studios.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

UMaine Museum of Art

This is the central lobby of the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. After shooting the exterior of the museum last week, I decided to visit the museum on Saturday. I am totally amazed at the quality of work exhibited here, especially for a museum of this size. I think everyone who lives or visits Bangor, Maine should stop by and check it out.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Classical Stringed Insturment Dealer

This is a peek inside a classical stringed instrument dealer's shop on Central Street in downtown Bangor. The building also houses a music school, a musical instrument repair shop and a few artist studios.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Penobscot River Bridge

The Penobscot River was almost completely frozen when I took this photo a couple weeks ago. There were some patches here and there where the river surface has not turned to ice yet. The area across the bridge is Brewer, which is across the river from Bangor.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Skater Waiting His Turn

The tiny ice skating rink in a small park on Broad Street in downtown Bangor attracts quite a number of young and older skaters alike. This gentleman with his skates slung over his shoulder is waiting his turn on the ice.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Green and Yellow

This is the back entrance to the UMaine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. As I walked by, I was totally entranced by the amazing green color from the window on the 2nd floor. It felt like peeking into someone's living room.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hannibal Hamlin Statue at Kenduskaeg Parkway

Hannibal Hamlin was the Vice-President during Abraham Lincoln's first term as the President of United States between from 1861 and 1865. Prior to his election, he had also served as the Governor of Maine and a House of Representatives member in Congress.

N.B.: I'm back from my self-imposed hiatus. Hopefully, I will continue to feel inspired to go out and take/make beautiful photos for the blog.