Monday, 16 November 2009

Window, Salts Mill

The West Mill at Salts Mill, as I have said before, contains the 1853 Gallery, restaurants and several shops. Virtually the whole of one floor is occupied by a wonderful bookshop, where I can lose myself for hours browsing the shelves.

Nearly as enticing as the books are the views through the windows. The windows are enormous - they must have needed good light to facilitate whatever part of the textile manufacturing process went on in this part of the building. It makes for a bright, airy feel to the gallery, even though it retains many elements of its industrial past like the stone flagged floors and cast-iron pillars.

This view shows the glass roof of the Combing Shed and the ornate top of the tower of the New Mill - see my post of 30 June for more details of this lovely Italianate tower.


3 comments:

  1. I didn't know of your village and have just googled it. I'm definitely going to pay it a visit. What a lovely place.

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  2. A lovely still-life image Jenny. If you did not know one might asume that you where in Tuscany or a similar landscape and not in West Yorkshire.

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  3. Some Tuscany weather would be lovely, Trevor! And yes, Mo, you must visit - it's not far on intercity London-Leeds.

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