Wednesday, 7 March 2012
I see this view so often - daily, sometimes several times a day - that you might think I wouldn't really notice it anymore. Familiarity is supposed to breed contempt, after all. But there is something so imposing about Salts Mill that it still has an impact every time I see it. It's an arresting sight. I love the way different weather conditions, light and seasons subtly alter it too. In the winter when there are no leaves on the trees to obscure the detail, you notice the relationship between the church and the Mill much more. Saltaire United Reformed Church is opposite the Mill, across Victoria Road, and is itself an imposing building - but because the Mill is so vast and because of the steepness of the hill down towards the canal and river, the church tower looks small and insignificant in comparison. This photo shows less than half of the south front of Salts Mill. For a panoramic view, see here.