Saturday, 26 June 2010

Shipley - not Venice!

I've been meaning for a while to post a 'Weekend Reflections' photo on my blog. [Click here for more, hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.]

And now I have the perfect opportunity, as there were some great reflections on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal a couple of mornings ago. This is part of Shipley Wharf, about half a mile outside Saltaire. The old stone warehouses have been renovated into offices, a gym and a restaurant. The white wooden structures overhang the canal and, I guess, goods would have been dropped into the holds of barges from there. But the little boat is more reminiscent of a gondola than a traditional canal narrowboat....

Oh yes, the answer to yesterday's puzzle... on Wednesday afternoon 23 June, England were playing Slovenia in the football World Cup and HAD to win to stay in the tournament. (And we did, just! - phew!) So everyone went home, or to the pub to watch the match. It was only dedicated souls like me who stayed at work... and the streets were deserted when I walked home! Thursday saw things revert back to normal and the usual rush-hour traffic jam on Saltaire Road. You had some creative guesses. Malyss, I'm sure the kids would love to stay home on Wednesdays but sadly go to school like everyday. And yes, Vicki, we do some strange things here, like drive on the wrong side of the road!


  1. Great photograph and reflections Jenny.

  2. I had thought about football when I saw the white and red flag. But I thought you would not dare, it was too easy! Ü
    At least, your national team don't give shame to its country like ours does..:(((and I'm not speaking only about sport)

    Fabulous reflection!
    Have a nice week-end!

  3. You've got a nice blog, Jenny! I like your reflection! So Great Britain is also under the spell of football. So are the Dutch: everything is coloured orange, which is our national colour, because of our royalty belong to the House of Orange. Every shop sells orange food or other articles. We won against Japan and Cameroon. I don't watch it, but don't dare to say it out loud, for that's a sacrilege.;))

  4. A gorgeous shot. Jennyfreckles!

  5. Great reflections. I can't believe the difference in the street scene due to the football. I'm glad England got through because Australia didn't. Our coach did the wrong thing in the first match against Germany and we also picked up 2 soft red cards. Oh well hopefully we get a better coach next time and a better drawer and better players.
    Thank you for commenting on my posts while I was away.

  6. Beautiful reflection shot. It does remind one of Venice. Too bad there aren't more daytime football matches to help keep traffic down.

  7. wonderful photo. LOVE it.

    Thanks for the visit.
    Happy Weekend!

  8. A beautiful reflections!
    Wonderful post.
    Happy weekend.

  9. That's a great reflection.

    Thanks for the suggestion for monochrome on that window shot. It really gives the shot a whole different feel. You do loose much of the reflection, but I am going to make a monochrome copy.

  10. What a neat photo Jenn, it is so crisp and calm! Triple reflections on your shots!

    Thanks for stopping by,

  11. Now that Australia is out of the cup, we're backing England all the way.

  12. I love the way the reflection gradually shifts from being still to being rippled in a very even manner. Great colours too.

  13. It is a beautiful reflection and the boat is so wonderful. Great shot.

  14. Beautiful image. Great composition and a special reflection.

  15. Very beautiful reflection photo! It's worthy of being enlarged and framed. =)

    Thank you for the visit and comment on my Weekend Reflection shot. Hope you have a great start to the new week.

  16. Perfect title!
    Your reflections in the next post as pretty awesome as well.

    Thanks for your visit. :)

  17. Oh how lovely. You should have saved this for tomorrow's THeme Day! :)

    I know how hard it is to do. I always have to go digging in my archives to be able to participate.

    Merci for all you very very nice comments on my blogs.


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