Friday, 14 January 2011

Heritage Trail 12 - Albert Road



'Continue along Caroline Street to the junction with Albert Road. Here turn left uphill....'  Albert Road forms the western boundary of Saltaire village and originally looked onto open countryside. Now it overlooks the newer Hirst Wood estate and Saltaire Primary School. At the northern (lower) end of Albert Road you pass a row of overlookers' cottages but at either end of the road - as shown in my photo - there are some grander terraces and semis, originally home to the company's executives, teachers and the church minister.  They still make very attractive, good-sized family homes - solid stone with slate roofs, and lovely high-ceilinged rooms.

[Photo taken near the Primary School marked on the street plan]

12 comments:

  1. This is so pretty - makes me want to step right into the picture and be part of it all :)

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  2. Huff puff huff puff at last I've caught up with you. Up hill too. These are nice houses. I see Salt couldn't envisage houses needing garages back then.

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  3. You've really made Saltaire attractive to the American tourist, Jenny! :-) Beautiful photo as usual.

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  4. I have been catching up on your blog and I must say this is a fabulous series!

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  5. HI Jenny, you take such beautiful photos of your town you make me want to jump on a plane and visit. My hubby would go crazy for the bricks.. Wonderful picture and gorgeous composition. Carla

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  6. I think I would appreciate to live in one of those houses!

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  7. These do look like some lovely homes. I can just imagine the cozy furnishings and lace curtains with a nice cup of tea on the side table. (I put in the "tea" part for you because I personally cannot stand the taste of tea in any variety) The B&W treatment is perfect for this setting.

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  8. This is very nice. I see a row of houses and then a field of some kind in the background.

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  9. They have such an attractive appearance.

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  10. When we last visited England I was amazed at how expensive houses were. (Admittedly, we were in the Cotswolds which may be pricier but still...

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  11. Enjoying my walk along with you there, so much easier than trudging through all our snow! ~Lili

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  12. This is amazing. I love the B&W,
    You live in a beautiful country surrounded by so much history.



    Thank you for your kind words .
    I will always hold them close to me. They mean more to me than you know.
    Many Hugs.

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