Thursday, 24 June 2010

Landmark

Such a beautiful summer morning in Saltaire yesterday... I started taking photos on my way to work and didn't want to stop and go inside! The light had that limpid quality that I remember from holidays in hotter climes, and the gentle warmth of the morning promised a wonderful day to come - and it didn't disappoint. The air was particularly clear and I liked the early sunshine on Salts Mill chimney. It really is a landmark, standing like a sentinel, watching over the village and mill. It's a shame that its ornate top piece had to be demolished some time ago, as it was unsafe. The verdant trees make this plain little alleyway look like a country lane.

9 comments:

  1. I am sure that all the stone soaks up the excess heat. Let us hope that it gives it out again once this rare hot spell has passed.

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  2. A beautiful photograph. And that chimney is definitely a landmark.
    Costas

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  3. That is a very pretty shot!

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  4. The alley looks just like a country lane! I love the bright greens and the shadows.

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  5. That's true, the road looks like a country street!and the chimney is a perfect mark!

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  6. Wonderful!!So pleased to have found you.My ancestors on one side came from Saltaire so it is all precious to me.A few generations are buried out there on Wind Hill.

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  7. That does look like a good area to go walking and photographing!
    By the way, I'm glad the person in the portaloo didn't come out too - that would have been awkward!

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  8. Oh it makes me wonder what the ornate top looked like! Nice landmark though. ~Lili

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