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August 18, 2009

Heavy Equipment by Portsmouth Harbor

Filed under: New Hampshire, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 10:36 am

The industrial part of the Portsmouth waterfront is a very colourful place. There are lots of colourful industrial vehicles and  giant piles of rusted metal waiting for recycling.

Portsmouth Scrap Yard
Portsmouth Scrap Yard

Some people may see the large piles of metal as trash, but I see them as potential. Recycling is beautiful. You have no idea what that pile of rust will turn into: A new car, a kid’s bicycle, the skeleton for a skyscraper. I will always take pictures of the piles of metal on the NH state pier whenever I get access to it. This time was because the Tall Ships were docked on the end of the pier.

Portsmouth Scrap Yard
Portsmouth Scrap Yard
Jes’ pictures turned out significantly less red than mine. Maybe she took pictures of a different pile of scrap metal. Daily Portsmouth has better detail pictures of the composition of the piles of rusted metal.

Remember, recycling can be beautiful 🙂



  1. I think it is so cool that we went to the same place. While I was shooting I was thinking of you and was so curious to see what your photos would look like. I love seeing another person’s take on the same thing.

    Comment by Jessica — August 18, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

  2. My pictures were less red because I first wanted to do them in b&w to show how large the piles were. It didn’t look as good as I originally thought it would. but I just kept the tint of the photo at a gray/blue.

    Comment by Jessica — August 18, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

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