Thursday, 25 June 2009
Houses on George Street
Of all the streets in Saltaire, this is probably my favourite. It's the lower end of George Street, one of the longest streets, which stretches right from the top of the village to the bottom. Houses in Saltaire vary in size and quality, according to the relative status of their 19th century tenants. These have small front gardens as well as backyards, and more spacious interiors. They were for the 'overlookers' - the foremen in the Mill.
Of course, the village layout was not designed with car ownership in mind, and one of the modern-day problems in Saltaire is car parking. It's virtually impossible to get a street photograph without cars. I did pretty well here!