Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Rooftops

This is the view from the window of the room in Shipley College where my Photography course was taught. (The course has ended now, sadly. I shall miss it, as I really enjoyed learning.) Shipley College - a Further Education College for adults - uses various buildings in Saltaire village, including the Exhibition Building and the old Dining Hall. My course took place in what used to be the village's Factory School. It is situated right in the village centre opposite the Victoria Hall, and this photo is looking north across the rooftops and down towards the United Reformed Church, whose tower you can see. The roofs may not have quite the beauty of those old red-tiled sun-baked houses you see across Europe - but the blue slate and honey-coloured local stone gives it all a certain charm. Wherever you stand in Saltaire, you can not only see buildings but also a swooping view up towards Shipley Glen and Baildon Moor. It's a refreshing reminder of why Sir Titus Salt chose this greenfield site outside the city, to build his mill and village.

6 comments:

  1. No matter the red roofs: this view, with those special colors, the landscape behind, the architecture,and even the grey weather..all that is so british to me, therefore so delicious!

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  2. Such a charming view! If I ever make it back to England, you've convinced me that I need to visit Saltaire!

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  3. Very Northern! Very Yorkshire :)

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  4. It's very pretty. What a great place to take a photography course in!

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  5. Oh WOW! That scenery is so gorgeous! Oh! I just noticed your profile pic right there on the side, you are such a little darling! ~Lili

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