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photoblog image A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 1/7

A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 1/7

After, the previous day, Saturday, spending time in Hebden Bridge and Haworth, we spent some of the Sunday at Saltaire. You have seen my postings from the first two places over the last two weeks.

Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill and this village on the River Aire. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This status is owed to the dedicated work of people from the local community.

Among the many fine old buildings still in situ I found these two identical lamps either side of a doorway to one building. Instead of photographing the doors and lamps, the doors being covered in posters, I decided to do it this way instead.

A Yorkshire Weekend - Saltaire 1/7

After, the previous day, Saturday, spending time in Hebden Bridge and Haworth, we spent some of the Sunday at Saltaire. You have seen my postings from the first two places over the last two weeks.

Saltaire Village is near Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill and this village on the River Aire. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This status is owed to the dedicated work of people from the local community.

Among the many fine old buildings still in situ I found these two identical lamps either side of a doorway to one building. Instead of photographing the doors and lamps, the doors being covered in posters, I decided to do it this way instead.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Nov 2009, 00:22
This presentation work very well, Brian.

I might have been tempted to make the centre strip a bit narrower.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I think you are right about the centre strip.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2009, 00:29
Very inventive Brian: these lamps have an Edwardian feel to them
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, they might even pre0date Edwardian times.
Interesting way of presenting the lamps Brian, I think I would agree with ray about the centre strip being too wide and also I would suggest fixing the verticals as well as there seems to be a slight lean on them.

I've heard and seen much about Saltaire but never been, another place on the agenda for next year then.
Brian Walbey: I agree, on reflection, about the centre strip les, and I must admit to not really noticing the verticals. We enjoyed our short visit there and, although we didn't realise it, the mill is full of shops and a David Hockney exhibition.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 30 Nov 2009, 01:37
It's a split personality, Brian! grin I guess that means buildings, too, have a face to put out to the world.
Brian Walbey: Inded they do Ginnie, thanks for your comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Nov 2009, 07:20
Montages seem popular today smile

fantastic lamps Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
Unusual presentation, nice steps and lamps.
Why were the doors covered in posters? Seems wrong in a Heritage Site.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. I was annoyed re the posters, they would have totally ruined the photograph as it is a very nice old building.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2009, 08:11
Very creative Brian. Looks a nice building.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy, it is a nice building except for the wrethched posters stuck on the doors.
I like this Brian. You could have just flipped the same photo but obviously these are different despite their similarity.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chad, I can guarantee they are both seperate images.
Very nice and creative Brian.These lamps are superb!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I really liked these two lamps myself.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2009, 09:57
I like this dual treatment of a single subject - it somehow fools the brain into thinking it's seeing the same picture only slightly different - a bit like those spot the difference pictures!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: It was the only way I could think of showing at least the best bits of the building without the wretched posters stuck on the panes of glass in the double entrance doors Ingrid. Thanks for your comment.
At first glance you think they are identical, then you notice the diffrences.
Brian Walbey: Almost, but not quite identical Linda, the main differences are the weathering of the pedestals.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 30 Nov 2009, 11:05
Great idea Brian well worked
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
Well..thats one way of doing it Brian..and it works very well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
A couple of splendid lamps Brian. Must look good when lit up at night.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure they do Janet.
I think this has worked a treat Brian. I have a suspicion that these lamps are not as old as they might look and neither are the railings
Brian Walbey: You might well be right Bill. Thanks for your comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2009, 20:38
Well done, Brian. I thought at first one was the mirror image of the otehr but I see that's not the case. Good work!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan.
nice diptych.
pretty well mirrored!!
cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.
Ok know i know why its called Salt, here I was thinking that building is a pretty fancy salt mill! haha I like what ou have done with this shot, its just so clear which is what i like the best.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ryan.

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