Saturday, 2 October 2010

Fruits of labour

However many times I walk up and down Victoria Road in Saltaire, I never get tired of this view of the magnificent frontage of Salts Mill.  It's a monument, not only to its founder Sir Titus Salt's vision but also to the thousands of ordinary men, women and children whose labour in the huge textile mill enabled that vision.  On a smaller scale, I am equally impressed by the labour that has produced the row of leeks in the foreground, all ready for the harvesting.  Normally I try and avoid getting too much of the allotments in my photos of the mill.  This time I decided the whole view made a good picture.  I noticed the patterns the glasshouse made and the colours seemed nicely harmonious.

12 comments:

  1. It is really quite a beautiful photograph (especially when viewed larger) and you are right about the reflected colours in the greenhouse.

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  2. The more you show us your town, the more I love the vision that sir Titus had . he had anticipated every side and every need of the people's life;
    and I like the contrast made between the walls and the gardens..

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  3. What a great contrast between the allotments and the factory ;-)

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  4. On our visits to England I've always loved looking at the allotments. And those are indeed some fine looking leeks!

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  5. This is beautiful..love the old greenhouse! The greenhouses here seem to be made of some type of cloudy plastic...not nearly as beautiful as the old glass ones with all the panes to reflect light!

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  6. And look at your pretty face on your sidebar! I love it!

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  7. Look at those leeks! Only in Yorkshire.......

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  8. Must get out there sometime, especially as Saltaire figured in my early OU studies. A very attractive photo.

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  9. Love the reflections in the greenhouse.
    Love this photo!
    Such a remarkable shot!

    B x

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  10. I really like the patterns of the greenhouse also. The are natural colors even though it is aging glass.

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  11. You're right, those color are very harmonious with that beautiful sky reflecting in the greenhouse. ~Lili

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