If you go beyond Hope Hall in Halifax, you get to Hope Hall Terrace. If you go beyond Hope Hall Terrace, you get to Back Hope Hall Terrace. That is where I took this photo forty or more years ago. It was cold and icy and for some reason the standpipes were out. You can make out the floodlights at the Shay in the distance. You can feel the winter as you carefully examine the scene, trying to prevent your eye from slipping on the icy cobbles. Halifax beyond hope? No, Halifax has a way of bouncing back.
I sprinkled burnt umber on the photograph, but somehow it didn’t work. It gave the scene warmth. It wasn’t warm.