Thursday, 3 March 2011
I like the juxtaposition of the red letter box and the red door here. Situated at the corner of Albert Road and Caroline Street in Saltaire, this post box is marked EIIR (for Queen Elizabeth). It's obviously a late addition to the village as these houses were completed in Queen Victoria's reign. At a meeting of the Saltaire History Club, an elderly gentleman, who has lived in the village for much of his life, told me a tale of how someone once inadvertently left a briefcase beside this postbox. The police and then the bomb squad were summoned but the briefcase, when investigated, proved to be just a ... briefcase! Whether true or not, it was a funny story and I can just imagine the excitement.
Another favourite blog - the one that gives rise to my title 'Saltaire Rouge' - is Virginia's blog: 'Paris Through my Lens'. V shows, daily, wonderful pictures of Paris, its well-known bits and hidden secrets too. She has a regular slot within it called Paris Rouge. V is a skilled, versatile, consistent photographer and I would rate her photos as some of the best around. She has a breadth of subject matter, including some great portraits, and her blog keeps my attention, week in, week out.