Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Numbers Game

I've been meaning to do this for ages - and today was the day... I wanted to go out, but I had no clear idea where to go or what to do. So I wandered around Saltaire with my camera and started snapping numbers - mostly house numbers, one on a wheelie bin! One on a road sign. The more I looked, the more I saw. And I think they make an interesting collage. It's only when you start really noticing people's front doors that you realise what an impact a smart, clean, well thought-out entrance does for a house. I came back and looked at mine... I think I have work to do!

Incidentally, when the village was originally built (1854-1868), each house had a black and white number painted by the door on the stonework - like the number 19 above. That original number is still visible on most of the houses, but many now have more modern numbers on the door or on the wall as well.

14 comments:

  1. Great idea and well executed.
    I don't think Durham could do as well.

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  2. Love them all, what a great project.

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  3. I wanted to do that also, since some times! I see that it's a good and funny idea! all those numbers through towns are so different, beautyful or funny. that's very interesting to put them all together!

    Have a nice week-end!

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  4. Inspired.
    Wonderful collection. And like those plastic puzzles of old I wanted to start sliding them around, making use of the blank spaces, to get them in numerical order!

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  5. What a neat idea. They should all have been left like the number 19 just for historical reasons. Love it!

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  6. This is a wonderful composite.The numbers show so much diversity and character.

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  7. Fun idea, well done.I need to do a little work also, everyone matches in my area.

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  8. I love that mosaic layout. I just wish I had thought of it. For some time now I have been planning to do a similar thing with our strange place names such a Woolloomooloo (in Sydney) or Woolloongabba (in Brisbane. One day I'll do it.

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  9. What a fine idea! It makes a lovely collage.

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  10. This is so cool! What a fantastic selection, very clever of you!

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  11. You need to frame this.great collection.

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  12. I know what you mean about the plastic puzzle Alan, I used to like those. I thought maybe we could play bingo with these numbers! Number eleven, legs eleven!

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  13. What a fantastic piece of framed art this would make! I adore No. 46! Wonderful idea, perfectly executed! ~Lili

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  14. I like this! Great character in these numbers. I did this with doors once.

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