When I snapped a previous polaroid of the 5 Rise Locks in Bingley, West Yorkshire, it was after walking 6 miles to Saltaire and back with my mum and grandparents. I had taken photos with my DSLR all along the way, so quickly dug out my polaroid so I wouldn’t have carried it around all day for nothing.
But behold my favourite digital shots from the day:
The Five Rise Locks Cafe where many weary walkers/canal boat users refill their energy levels.
Along the canal we passed the three rise locks, with a canal boat using the impressive mechanisms at the time. I hope they don’t mind me photographing the action.
Weary and thirsty, we reached Saltaire to enjoy a drink in the pub. Saltaire is a fascinating place: its founder was a Victorian industrialist named Sir Titus Salt, who built the village to provide sanitary living conditions for his workers, as many lived in slums before.
Finally, some snaps of the local families (plus a cat in a boat):
I like the first one as the cygnet looks to be smiling for the camera!