Saturday, 21 April 2012
Bright, white, modern..
Another place I pass on my commute.... The new orthodontics factory, Ortho-Care (UK) Ltd, is open and functioning now. You will recall I have shown a couple of photos of it during the construction (see here and here). I think it looks marginally more attractive from this view but it still doesn't (to me) fit its surroundings. It is very bright, white and modern - looks somehow more like a building you might find in a coastal location than near the heart of historic Saltaire. As John (By Stargoose and Hanglands) observed in a comment on an earlier post, let's hope the teeth they make are not as large and white as the building!
Incidentally, I have just noticed that I have passed the 1000 mark for blog posts - this is number 1002. That's 1000+ days of fun and friendship. Thanks to all my readers, those I know about and those I don't, for journeying with me. There are all sorts of interesting spin-offs. Someone recently contacted me about a much earlier post about Saltaire's now-demolished washhouse and public baths. Thanks to the knowledgeable and helpful folk at the History Club and elsewhere, without whose writings I would not have nearly so much to share, there has been a very interesting email correspondence going on about the baths - proof that even in a well-documented place like Saltaire there are still new avenues to explore.