Monday, 9 May 2016
Walking back down Hall Lane to my workplace, from the park shown yesterday, I am treated to this view over Bradford. It clearly shows how the city is built in a bowl nestled among hills. As a schoolgirl (many years ago, haha!) I studied A-level Geography. We went on a field trip to the Lake District and I vividly remember my teacher taking the minibus on a slight detour on the way back, so that she could stop and show us the view looking over Bradford and tell us about its geography. Little did I know that I'd be living here one day!
The view makes me nostalgic for those hills and moors in the distance: Hope Hill and then Baildon and Ilkley moors. You can almost see Saltaire snuggled below them. The red roof in the middle, just behind the telegraph post, is the roof of Bradford City's football stadium. In front and to the left is the city centre. Usually the clock tower of City Hall would be noticeable and you can see it (just behind that long yellow building on the left) but it is currently shrouded in scaffolding and dark netting that makes it less visible in the photo.