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 ;-) ].