Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Five years ago, a couple living in Saltaire had the idea of getting people to work together to make a 'Living Advent Calendar' throughout the village. The initiative proved very popular and has now become a tradition. (And isn't it good that new traditions continue to be invented?) So each year, 24 windows in 24 houses or businesses scattered around the village come to life with a festive scene. One is 'opened' each day from 1st to 24th December. There is a map but it's rather fun just to wander round the village and see how many you can spot.
I loved the one above, number 7 at 20 Jane Street. It's a glorious blue and I liked the idea of a star and an angel hovering over Saltaire. If you look carefully at the base of the window, you can see a silhouette of Salts Mill with its chimney and twin towers and, I think, the church on the right.