Tuesday, 3 January 2012
In search of colour - 2
Subtle colour here, in the Christmas wreath, the stained glass and the bright leaves. Not a standard Saltaire front door (the heritage doors have four horizontal panels, like this). No doubt it's frowned upon by the planners, but it is quite smart nevertheless. Note also the difference in colour between the cleaned (sand-blasted) stonework and the original, blackened by soot from the years of coal fires and belching mill chimneys. Most of the public buildings have been cleaned up but some of the houses have and some have not. I guess which you prefer is a matter of personal taste.