Monday, 28 May 2012

Sculpted grandeur


Over the next few days, I'll take you on one of my favourite walks, enjoying some lovely spring sunshine. I actually took the photos three weeks ago but haven't had time to post them. We have a few more leaves on the trees now due to the recent rain and then sunshine.

The walk starts here, on the canal towpath, just beside the Victoria Road bridge, with a view that I never tire of - Saltaire's historic United Reformed Church.  On this particular morning the sun was striking the scene in such a way that I suddenly noticed how the strong shape of the tree finds an echo in the pillars of the church's portico.  Funny how you can look at a scene again and again and still find something new in it....  I rather like the juxtaposition of natural and man-made sculptural forms.

The keen-eyed might spot the greylag geese and their current flock of goslings on the lawn.  I counted nine little fluffy ones then.  There were at least 24, all of different sizes, yesterday!

3 comments:

  1. Great looking church. Capturing it before all the leaves were on the tree lets one actually see the building. BTW, I enjoyed looking at your series on the 40s -- looks like it was great fun.

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  2. This was the time of year to study the fine church's bones before the trees leaf out and cover it.

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  3. Ah, I see we are going to get treated to a lovely walk! I'll be tagging along, jennyfreckles. A great placve to start. And yes, it's wonderful how we can see one thing from many fresh angles.

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