Thursday, 3 September 2009
Window, Albert Road
This one is for a friend of mine! It's a window in one of the houses on Albert Road. Albert Road forms the western boundary of the original village of Saltaire. Most of its houses are substantially bigger and grander than those in the rest of the village, and have larger gardens. They were completed in 1868, mostly intended for the senior managers and executives of the mill, and would have enjoyed uninterrupted views westwards out to the countryside. (Sadly, not any longer).
These small decorative details are one of the things I like best about Saltaire, and I enjoy noticing how the patterns and styles are echoed around the village. This motif is different from the decoration found on the earlier houses but - as we shall see - it is a motif that's repeated in various ways throughout the village.