Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Evening sun

Saltaire's Victoria Hall, formerly known as The Saltaire Club and Institute (see also my post of 8 July 2009) catches the evening sun quite beautifully.

The Institute was
opened in 1871, as Sir Titus Salt wished to provide a social club and educational facility for the residents of his village of Saltaire (most of whom worked for him in Salts Mill). Like other buildings in the village, it was designed by the architects Lockwood and Mawson, in the Italianate style that was popular at the time. It is still used for the benefit of the local community - for meetings, evening classes, concerts, weddings, vintage and craft sales and all manner of other activities.

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9 comments:

  1. There is little that compared with that golden tone you get from sun shining on Yorkshire stone

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  2. I'm very impressed each time you're speaking about sir Titus Salt. This man had a complete vision of a good society, and was thinking about each thing that could be useful to make people happier!

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  3. Wonderfully sunlit, and enhanced by the tree foliage.

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  4. Very pretty! I like the slight pinkish color in the clouds.

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  5. The stone looks so rich and warm. Lovely photo :)

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  6. Excellent picture! It's wonderful how warm stone can look.

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  7. That light is so pretty! It must be wonderful to have such architecture close by.

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  8. So pretty and what a great venue for a wedding. ~Lili

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