Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Flight of fancy


The steps on either side of the Half-Moon Café in Roberts Park, Saltaire connect the formal upper terraces of the park with the cricket pitch and grassy area beside the river.  They are satisfyingly grand - wide and decorative, thanks to the pierced stonework.  (If you look back at yesterday's photo of Salts Mill's twin towers you will see a similar little round motif set into them.)   I like to imagine Victorian ladies in their crinolines sweeping down the stairs, though I don't think they would have got a cup of tea from the Half-Moon Pavilion in those days.  We in the 21st century are much better served.  Take a look at the Café's website - they even have a Diners Club now, on the last Friday of each month.  [And a certain jennyfreckles provided the website photo ;-) ].

9 comments:

  1. Nice photo on the café site too. Félicitations.

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  2. It is an unusual and very decorative stonework.
    A published photo! Good for you. Did they give a free meal for that?

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  3. That's so exciting to have your photo used on their website! Congrats. Oh and I had to smile at the title for your post today, it's perfect! ~Lili

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  4. Oh I like this photo! and I think it's especially nice in B&W. In my opinion, you should have lots and lots of published photos!!

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  5. Nicely done, Jenny. It is very suitable for black and white. And, congratulations on having your picture chosen for the cafe's website.

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  6. Nice composition. Black on the left, white on the right...

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  7. How wonderful that they used your photo for their website! :)

    That is a beautiful staircase! Wedding photos would be lovely there!

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  8. It is a very grand staircase. Well done on having your photo on the website!! That's great. (Please may I have your autograph??)

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  9. Your flight of fancy is perfect in b+w. Lovely image on the cafe website, too. ;-)

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