Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Evening's shadows


I walked home the long way round after the evening service at church on Sunday.  The day had been sunny and warm and the evening was delightful with its golden light and long shadows.  In many ways it's the best time in Saltaire, when all the crowds of visitors have gone home and the village settles down quietly for the night.  Meandering along Albert Terrace, negotiating the uneven stone setts ( I had high-ish heels on, not a good idea on that road!) it struck me how leafy this part of Saltaire looks in summer.  Maybe the trees have grown a bit since the 1850s... nevertheless, I fancied I saw a Victorian crinoline swishing round one of the corners....

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  1. Yes, just caught a glimpse!

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  2. And not a car in sight!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Jenny.

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  4. Out of time! I like the mood of that picture, I can feel the sweet light of the end of the day, I can even hear the sound of your heels on the old stones..:).You caught a perfect moment!

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  5. Oh yes, definitely caught the moment. And the fact that there is nobody else there than you... well, makes it truly special. Good luck!

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  6. Stepping back in time! How wonderful having it all to yourself!

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  7. Beautiful soft evening light - I can feel the stillness!

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  8. So beautiful, I would love that walk home from church.

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  9. Very nice thoughts, settling down for the night etc., nice evening light. Settling? Setts? I thought that was where badgers lived! What were you doing walking in badgers homes? We call them cobblestones, but I guess setts are a different shape, more square?

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  10. Yes, M&H - cobbles are round stones, setts are rectangular.

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  11. Jenny, yes, we enjoy the same when evening comes and the visitors have gone. Our visitors always please us twice: first when they come and again when they leave. Jim

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  12. A timeless shot! Wonderful.

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  13. It was a lucky moment, wasn't it? Nice weather, pretty place, no crowds. Life is good . . .

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  14. Oooh...maybe a friendly lady ghost from long ago was on that walk! :)

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  15. Oh I love this one! Yes that is the perfect setting to fantasize about! ~Lili

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