Thursday, 14 April 2011

Mausoleum


This is (a repost of) the angel in the Salt Family Mausoleum inside Saltaire's beautiful Victorian United Reformed Church. The church was built by Sir Titus Salt as a gift to the people of his mill village of Saltaire.  It was completed in 1859 but the Mausoleum was a later addition, added in 1861.  Sir Titus Salt himself was buried there in 1877 and several other family members are also laid to rest here.

6 comments:

  1. I like this soft blue color very much! and this angel is so serene and beautyful..This place gives a real feeling of comfort and peace.

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  2. A great photograph. There is something so finely proportioned about the mausoleum.

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  3. Looks like a beautiful space - and such a lovely angel!

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  4. I wonder if the Angel's face comes from Mrs Salt?

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  5. The angel looks magnificent. There's a reason why the recognisable angels in the Bible usually began with "Do not be afraid!".

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  6. So glad you reposted this as I had not seen your original one. How absolutely beautiful this is. ~Lili

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