Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas tree

I spent a happy hour or so wandering round Saltaire taking photos of the lights and Christmas decorations....not that there are many. We don't go in for too much bling round here. The Victoria Hall has its Christmas tree, as you see, and a few of the shops have lights, but that's about all. Nevertheless, Saltaire is quite atmospheric at night. Somehow it has a warm, cosy glow - I'm not sure how much that has to do with the streetlights in the village itself and how much is the 'sodium glare' effect of being in close proximity to Bradford and Leeds. Children round here must think the normal colour of the night sky is orange!

(Another photo that's best viewed large.)


  1. Actually that tree looks lovely. I don't know whether it is because there are new types of Christmas lights available, but everywhere seems a little over-lit the Christmas. In terms of Christmas lights, less is generally more.

  2. It is a beautiful tree with just white lights. Great night shot too.

  3. Hi Jenny,

    The tree is beautiful! I like all these white lights. Very pretty. It's a perfect night shot-:)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Best regards

  4. Dear Jenny,

    I would love to use this image of the Christmas tree outside Victoria Hall for a local community group's Christmas event. It's perfect! My email address is and I look forward to hearing from you.



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