Saturday, 9 October 2010

Overview


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Back in Saltaire again....  and though it was gathering up for rain, those are not extra black storm clouds at the very top of the picture - just a dirty window!  I took this from the staircase on the top floor of Salts Mill.   That level is not usually open to the public so maybe they don't clean these windows very often!  Nevertheless I liked the view from right up here.  It's interesting how you get a different sense of a place from higher up.  We are looking out over Victoria Road, towards the railway station on the left.  The building in the centre is the old Dining Hall, where the mill workers used to get their meals (now part of Shipley College).  Behind you can see the church, still shrouded in plastic and metalwork as the canopy repairs continue.  You can also see the edge of Saltaire's residential area on the extreme left.  Those houses are on Albert Terrace and were among the earliest houses in the village to be completed, in 1854.

12 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful!
    I really enjoyed this post!

    B xx

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  2. I like this composition, with the foreboding sky.

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  3. Interesting perspective. Lucky you could get to this part of the building.

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  4. A great photo that put my imagination to work thinking about the clothes of that era that were made from the Salt textiles. More please! xo

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  5. Fantastic view and guided tour!

    You know, your beautiful reflections yesterday are so calming!

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  6. So happy you stopped by Greensboro Daily Photo. That gave me a chance to learn about your fabulous website and a part of England I don't know much about. I love the cityscape that you provided today. I agree with cieldequimper, great guided tour, too.

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  7. I always enjoy seeing a bird's eye view. Lucky you to have access up to that floor! ~Lili

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  8. I think the window adds character. Fine shot Jenny.

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  9. It is such an interesting shot that you captured. The being above, looking down is a great view.

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