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Monday, 14 December 2009

Advent window No 4

Although Saltaire's streets are not heavily festooned with Christmas lights, what there is is quite tasteful, I think. For the past three or four years, we have also had the tradition of 'Advent Windows': every night in December up to Christmas, another window - in a house, or in one of the public buildings - is decorated and lit and added to the total. So by Christmas Eve there are 24 different windows lit throughout the village.

The hard part is to find them all - I had a walk around this weekend and only managed to find four. This is one of them, in a house on Victoria Road. I will try and track a few more down, as they can be small works of art in their own right and the effect of them
in the dark streets can be quite magical.

(Again, best viewed large to see the detail)


  1. Hi Jenny !! This is a beautiful Window !! The designs on the window are very colorful and nice !! What a magnificent shot !! Great.Unseen Rajasthan

  2. What an amazing tradition, I have never heard of it before. You would think someone would publish a list of them. So much better than the silly floodlit laughing Santas and plastic reindeer.