Saturday, 11 December 2010

Christmas lights


The lights of the Christmas tree in the 1853 Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire are reflected in the window - and outside, the Victorian mill looks rather ghostly in the snow.  Part art gallery, part shop selling art books and artists materials, the 1853 Gallery displays a large collection of paintings by David Hockney (originally a local lad, born in Bradford).  There are all sorts of interesting artefacts scattered around, including a lovely collection of ceramics made in the 19th century at the Burmantofts pottery in Leeds.  This large planter is one of them.

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photo and a very interesting and informative post!

    Have a great weekend!
    B xx


    I linked to you today!

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  2. What a breathtaking capture, Jenny! Lovely, mysterious looking reflections and I love the ceramics, particularly the big pot! Great post for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. I'd must rather be inside as you were! Looking a bit chilly outside. My that is quite a stunning piece of pottery. ~Lili

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  4. Wonderful reflection! And what an amazing planter!

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  5. How very intreguing,like a galaxy of stars!

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  6. It makes me think of those drawings for kids, you know, you have to make a line between the points and at the end, you discover the shape!very poetic shot!

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  7. Hi Jenny

    You have always had a great eye for detail; I'd have walked past that window, noticed the vase and fabulous fern... but would probably have missed the reflected lights.

    Please keep looking, photographing and sharing =D

    Sacristan

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  8. Lovely photograph of a lovely building - one of my favourite places.

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  9. Nice composition ; I like the way the chrismas light reflected seems to embrase this very original plant pot...

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  10. Lovely atmosphere with the books (or are they something else?), lights and the beautiful planter. Though I love pottery, I had never heard of this one, I'm off to research it now.

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  11. It would be a good place to be on a cold day.Interesting reflection.

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  12. Lovely image.
    That pot: I hope that one day they will replace the fern with "the biggest aspidistra in the world".
    I'm sure that spot could accomodate it :-)

    jo©o

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  13. I love this time of the year, the lights the decorations...it's wonderful and your picture very special with lovely reflections!
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  14. I could very happily wander round Salt's Mill right now!

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  15. An excellent contribution to Weekend Reflections!

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  16. Beautiful pottery and beautiful photo. I also like your boat and bird photo yesterday.

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  17. tres joli ;O)

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  18. Wonderful photo with such great composition.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  19. I really like the pottery piece. I use to teach pottery to high school students so I like to figure out all the work it took to make it.

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  20. Woah! Ditto JM... gorgeous pot!

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  21. Superb photograph, Jenny and I love the vase - could find a spot for one at home, I'm sure ;)

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