Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Hospital door

Salts Hospital, Saltaire (see yesterday's photo), which is now converted into apartments, has this rather splendid door at what was originally the main entrance. With the rounded arched top so characteristic of Saltaire's architecture and the name and date set into the glass, it is a fine example of the grand design found throughout the village. Exquisite detailing and intricate motifs abound in Saltaire, with elegantly crafted examples of stonemasonry on even the most functional of buildings.

4 comments:

  1. It does look great and so well kept and clean.

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  2. On a recent trip into Southampton, my mother despaired at the fact that many buildings of today will provide a poor architectural legacy for future generations. This photograph adds some weight to her concerns.

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  3. People used their buildings to make real statements.

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  4. Love the stone, and that's a lucky person to have what was the main entrance of the hospital for their apartment. ~Lili

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