Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Thackley and Esholt 2


Suddenly the view opens out and we can gaze across the Aire Valley towards Baildon. In the foreground is the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and beyond that the River Aire is just visible. There is a new industrial park being built on the Otley Road. I'm not sure that the modern, grey metal buildings enhance the view! I prefer Sir Titus's vision of honeyed stone for his mills.


We cross the Canal over a little swing bridge.  Further on there's a long metal bridge over the river and it's flood plain. All those struts make attractive patterns in the sunshine.


6 comments:

  1. Is there an attractive industrial park anywhere? I've always loved the architecture of the canals, though I didn't realise till recently that all those curves and flowing lines were simply to prevent the ropes of the horse-drawn barges getting snagged.

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  2. That second bridge is quite a beautiful sight!

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  3. What a nice walk that seems to be!

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  4. Oh I just love that last shot of the metal bridge!

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  5. Wonderful shot of the green bridge!

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