Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Saltaire sunshine


Another photo taken in the spring sunshine, this time in Roberts Park.  On the right you can just see Saltaire's New Mill, built on the bank of the River Aire, on the site of a much older water-powered corn mill called Dixon's Mill.  Sir Titus Salt bought Dixon's Mill in 1850, along with its small estate, to provide the green-field site he wanted in order to begin construction of his new textile mill and 'model' village.  This part of the New Mill is now offices belonging to the Health Service. (For more info and pictures please click the New Mill label.)

On the left of the photo is a new children's playground, built as part of the renovations to Roberts Park last year.  It's rather splendid and includes an area for acrobatic skate-boarding and bike-riding. (I'm sure there's a proper term for that!)  It is extremely well-used, and provides a much-needed play facility for children on the estate on the far side of Roberts Park, as well as those from Saltaire.
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Advance Notice:  The late Bank Holiday Weekend 27-30 May this year sees the Saltaire Arts Trail move to a stand-alone event, separate from the Saltaire Festival.  With exhibitions, the Maker's Fair, a Vintage Fashion show and the ever-popular Open Houses, this year's programme looks packed full of enjoyment.  I am exhibiting some photographs in a linked event: "Yorkshire - God's Own County", an exhibition by St Peter's Photography Group.  See the website for full details.

13 comments:

  1. Another lovely Yorkshire post card shot. Good luck in the exhibition. I checked the website but couldn't find anything about the St Peter's Photography group. "Yorkshire-God's own Country" ....So I was born in Gods own Country...sounds good for a CV.

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  2. Thanks for the advanced notice : I will certainly do my best to get over and take a look at your exhibition.

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  3. How lovely! We would call that a skateboard park over here. :)

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  4. Diane - the exhibition is listed under Linked Events.

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  5. I also was born in God's Own Country. The I moved to Manitoba ( God's Country), Alberta ( God's Country) and finally British Columbia ( God's Country) We also live in the Okanagan ( God's Country) Maybe I am a God Too?

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  6. Lovely sunny photo. I will certainly take a look at the link :)

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  7. Lovely, sunny photograph. Weirs are always so fascinating (the man in red seems to agree!).

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  8. Great news re your upcoming photographic exhibition, Jenny! Thank you for the link will most certainly be there, ogling ;)

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  9. That lovely curve makes the photo!

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  10. I like the sweep of the path and your capture of the person in red. I imagine that your photos will be big hits in the upcoming exhibition.

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  11. you always know your angle,
    it's a perfect scenic spot and very pleasing to the eye. ^0^

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  12. That sounds so exciting to have your photographs exhibited! Have fun at that event Jenny! ~Lili

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