Friday, 16 September 2011
Lilies and Mozart
Whether or not yesterday's photo said 'Saltaire', today's must definitely say 'Salts Mill'... I can't imagine there would be anywhere else in the world where you might see a vase of lilies against that backdrop. I have mentioned before that it is the defining motif of the 1853 Gallery in Salts Mill. There are always several large vases of these highly-scented lilies, so that the whole huge gallery is fragranced with their heady scent. And always in the background they have classical music playing. It might not be Mozart. I'm afraid my deafness prevents me properly identifying the pieces - but it doesn't prevent me enjoying the general ambience as a result of the combined sensory pleasures. I think my idea of heaven is browsing the wonderful 'coffee table' books on photography and art, so casually strewn around the gallery. I couldn't justify buying them but it's nice to dream. Add to that a treasure-trove of priceless Hockney art works on the walls (a new exhibition unveiled this week too) and... well, aren't I lucky that it's all on my doorstep?
(For anyone who is new to my blog and to Saltaire, please click the links and the 'About Saltaire' tag on the blog header for some explanation of what, where and why).
PS: The link to the article Jane mentions in the comments is here.