Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Hallé


From 'hole' to 'Hallé'...  It may not have lovely shops to entice me, but Bradford does have some excellent museums (including the National Media Museum), galleries, theatres to be proud of and a good concert hall, St George's Hall, designed by Saltaire's architects Lockwood and Mawson.  It provides the Yorkshire venue for the world famous Hallé Orchestra, based at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester but who have played regular concerts in Bradford since 1865.  And don't they travel in style?  This is one of their smart vans, complete with its personalised numberplate  - HA10 LLE!

9 comments:

  1. As a former lorry driver, this is one I would love to have sat behind the wheel of.

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  2. Verry classy and with it's own number plate - stylish indeed.

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  3. It's so clean too, not a speck of dust on it! ~Lili

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  4. We can't choose our license plates in France.
    There's a surprise for you since friday on my blog.. :o))

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  5. I heard the Halle at the Bridgewater. Great venue.

    Are you going to be there to hear them at St George's?

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  6. The Halle was the first orchestra I ever heard ( at age 17)

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  7. Interesting. When we see an orchestra, we don't think about things like how they move their instruments around.

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