Monday, 2 August 2010

Victorian basin

This elegant basin is set into the outside wall of the Half Moon Café in Roberts Park in Saltaire. I suppose at one time it might have been a drinking fountain, though it no longer serves that purpose. The stone carving around it is a motif that is repeated throughout Roberts Park, on the buildings and wind shelters. It includes the Yorkshire rose emblem.

9 comments:

  1. Strange that there's no tap to let the water fall.. but what a great design for a fountain!

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  2. The Yorkshire Rose emblem being a most suitable and timely addition to the photograph on (the day after) Yorkshire Day. Does one send Yorkshire Day greetings? If so Yorkshire Day Greetings to you and all in Saltaire.

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  3. This is such a classic spot. I like the ornamentation in stone. Nothing plastic in this photo.

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  4. Being outside it's so well preserved! Just wonderful!

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  5. How wonderful! Do you know its age? By the way, thank you for the very nice compliment you gave me :)

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  6. Sorry, should have said - the park was opened in 1871 so this fountain will date from then.

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  7. Looks like a very interesting place. Not sure if I would feel comfortable to live there, but certainly intrigued to pay it a visit :-)

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