Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Ironbridge Gorge, Telford, Shropshire, UK.

Visiting a favorate site.

The Iron Bridge.
Today we spent the morning in the town of Ironbridge with Jayne’s sister Brenda and her husband Keith. We parked and had a walk through town towards the world heritage site The Ironbridge, building was started by Abraham Darby the 3rd in 1779 the bridge opened in 1781 on New Year's Day. 
The town and River Seven from the Iron Bridge.
It still looks as impressive today as it away has, spanning the River Seven deep in the bottom of the gorge. We had a walk and did a bit of nic-nac shopping and then went into one of the many cafes for a Hot Chocolate and a warm.
Looking back up to the Bridge.
On the way around I either heard or saw several Nuthatchs (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Coal Tits (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Common Kestrel (Cernicalo Vulga / Falco tinnunculus), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinula Chloropus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) and Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris).
The Towns war memorial.
Looking back across the bridge to the main town.

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