Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Detail of Saltaire's Victoria Hall


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A close-up view of Saltaire's Italianate Victoria Hall and its tower.  You can see the elaborate Corinthian columns and all manner of carved faces and detailing.  It seems no expense was spared on what was one of the centrepieces of Sir Titus Salt's model village - the Saltaire Club and Institute.  Completed in 1871, it provided leisure and learning facilities for Saltaire's residents and the workers at Salt's Mill.  For more information and views of this magnificent building, please see here or click the Victoria Hall label below.

There are community events, concerts and fairs most weekends in the Victoria Hall.  I've been asked to mention one coming up soon: the Rawfest Natural Living Festival, 'Yorkshire's finest natural, organic and raw fair'.  It's on Sunday 3 July from 10.00am - 4.30pm.  Sounds good: lots of stalls of food & drinks, natural beauty products, natural cleaning products, organic gardening and some children's activities.  I think many of us are keen to avoid nasty chemicals and artificial ingredients; this is a chance to learn more and to sample some products.  Click the link for more info.

11 comments:

  1. That's a really great shot. Very nice!

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  2. It is a beautiful building and Mr Salt was ahead of his time. The natural Festival sounds like a super idea.

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  3. Old Titus certainly did things in style, didn't he?

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  4. I just love the columns!

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  5. Beautiful lines on your photo. Funny faces too, sheep and Greek gods?

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  6. Great shot of a wonderful building - love all that carving.

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  7. Beautiful picture and I'm in awe of the place where you live. I'd never heard of it before and I will be back to your lovely blog to learn more. (We're on the road -- traveling -- now and so I have limited time right now but I will absolutely be back when we get settled in one spot for a while.)

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  8. Beautifully composed shot!

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  9. Such exquisitite detail. And the black and white image really lets you explore it nicely. ~Lili

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