Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Roberts Park, Saltaire

Following on from the pictures I've posted over the last few days, here is a view of the formal promenade terrace in Roberts Park, Saltaire. Having the bandstand on one side and Sir Titus Salt's magnificent statue on the other, this is the heart of the newly-restored Park. It recalls the early days, in the 1870s, when Victorian ladies in their crinolines would walk up and down 'taking the air'. With plenty of benches (to make my dear friend Malyss happy!) and a wind-shelter at either end, the promenade also provides opportunity to sit and rest awhile and watch the world go by. If you need refreshment, the Half-Moon Café is down some steps to the left, overlooking the cricket pitch and river. You can see the tower of Salt's Mill beyond. (Oh yes, and there are plenty of litter bins too - all smartly painted - so please use those and don't litter up our park!)
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14 comments:

  1. Yes, I see the beautyful benches, with lovely colors and flowers decoration!All the park seems to be a great place to have a stroll. You offered us a marvellous tour!

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  2. Still a beautiful setting for 'taking the air'. We need much more preservation like this. Wonderful.

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  3. The picture has the look and feel of a vintage Edwardian picture postcard. I even had to enlarge the two figures to check that they weren't dressed in crinolines.

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  4. OOh I would love to promenade up and down there. You have a beautiful town. Saltare was mentioned in the book Bill is reading at the moment.

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  5. What a neat place. I, too, like the benches. That statue, also.

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  6. this is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the day.

    thanks for visiting my blog and for your generous comments.

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  7. It was the detail in the painting, even the benches that really add charm to this area.

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  8. Those lavender benches with just a touch of pink are so pretty!

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  9. A lovely spot for a promenade!

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  10. superb colors and composition!! beautiful place! regards

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  11. You've certainly found a lovely place to visit and photograph there. From your photos it looks as though they take very good care of it. Very pretty blue skies with nice clouds in this one.

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  12. I love those wide walkways, that's something you don't see in the states.

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  13. This one should be a postcard. Very nice! ~Lili

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