Monday, 26 July 2010

Brighouse (I Think)


I have just scanned this from a slide I took some thirty-five years ago. I have been enlarging it, studying it, analysing it and deconstructing it for ages, trying to work out where it is. I am sure it is the lower Calder Valley and it may be Brighouse, but I can't get it to fit in with my knowledge of the local topography. Most of those mill chimneys will have gone now, gone from wherever they were.

7 comments:

Kat said...

It's a wonderful shot! The light is what captivates me. What a view too! Can you crop and enlarge the centre and see if you recognize it? (Don't forget to make a copy first - I've done that before.)

It reminds me of a poem with this phrase, "the gold gorse beggars its treasury". Must go and Google that.

Kat

Alan Burnett said...

I've tried the selective enlargement trick Kat and it hasn't helped. But now I am beginning to wonder whether it is the neighbouring town of Elland rather than Brighouse.

John said...

I'm sure it's cleaner now, but I think something fundamental was lost when the north lost its chimneys.

jennyfreckles said...

Chimneys and gasometers - truly romantic! And yet you have made an evocative and interesting picture of....wherever it is.

L. D. Burgus said...

The overall color is wonderful and there is so much to see in the wide view of the city. It is great that one can revive such a thing as a thirty year old slide.

Valerie said...

This is a challenge for you, Alan. I keep thinking of Brighouse and Rastrick (spelling?) Band and that famous recording.

tony said...

all those mill chimneys \towers i simply dont recognise.But the hilltops & valley dips make me think it might be Lower Edge way?