I've been out of town for a week and unable to post, but now I'm back and will be posting a couple of items starting sunday. The first is Festival of Nations, a celebration of Portland's ethnic diversity held in Deering Oaks Park.
The 2nd is a preview of a new photo book about "Portland, Then & Now" published by Arcadia Publishing. In it Portland native and photographer, John Moon, juxtaposes 19th century photographs with his own current day images of the city. The image seen here, Commercial Street and the Custom House, (around 1890), is courtesy of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. The book will be in stores on Monday, August 3rd and the author is scheduled for two book signings in the area on 8.26 & 9.16. I'll have a full post with more pictures late next week.