My Photo Walk: Camden, Maine

August 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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27 - Camden 327 - Camden 3 27 - Camden 127 - Camden 1 Maine in the summer is one of my favorite places to be.  The air is clear and cool, gardens are lush with bloom, sailboats dot the waters, and lobster rolls beckon from every eating establishment.  Yes, the coastal roads are clogged with tourists, but in general, people here relish this soft, warm season, and make the most of it before summer ends.
27 - Camden 227 - Camden 2The library cupola Camden, Maine, is an iconic seaside town.  Settled in the late 1790's at the foot of the Camden Hills on Penobscot Bay, it is an affluent place, in contrast to much of interior Maine.  The town has enjoyed prosperity due to its harbor, shipbuilding, the leisure cruise schooner business, and the location of a major credit card issuer, which located its offices in a former woolen mill.
27 - Camden 427 - Camden 4 In 1892, most of the downtown area was destroyed in a fire, and the decision was made to rebuild in brick.  Wealthy families who had built summer homes in Camden also gave generously, so the town has a grand brick library, an opera house, and an amphitheater.
27 - Camden 527 - Camden 5 27 - Camden 627 - Camden 6 Norma and I walked downtown after the closing presentation at Maine Media Workshops on Friday night.  We brought our cameras and tripods for a night photo walk, because after taking the course, we won't let the lack of daylight stop our photography efforts.  I wish I had taken the night photography course before all those months of photo walking!
We admired the lush flower baskets on the streetlights, the shop windows, the library grounds and its view of the harbor, the masted schooners in the harbor, the church spires, and more.  Tourists were out enjoying the summer night with us.  
27 - Camden 727 - Camden 7 Today we're off to more adventures, and Maine is a great place to have them.
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