Saturday, 25 July 2009

Face


Sometimes it's fun to look very closely at the detail of Saltaire. I noticed this wonderful face carved above one of the windows of the Victoria Hall. He looks like the God of Wine or something, with all the vineleaves and grapes around him. Maybe it was a bit of cheek on the part of the stonemason, since it was well-known that Sir Titus Salt, though not a strict teetotaller, saw public houses as a source of social evil and would not permit one in his village.


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