My Sunday Photo 26.6.16 – Ironbridge

This week I needed to get away and give myself some head space. I managed to escape to visit a friend in Telford. We had a glorious evening of putting the world to rights with a few glasses of vino collapso.

We had a pootle down to Ironbridge for a wander round the shops and a spot of tea and cake. I love Ironbridge. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to and I always, always get cross with myself for not taking my camera.

I can’t go to Ironbridge without crossing the actual bridge. It’s like some unwritten rule. The River Severn looked glorious, the sun was shining on it just so, a few fishermen dotted the banks and at one point a small group of canoeists paddled downstream. It was idyllic.

Built in 1779, the bridge is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a pretty major tourist attraction in the area. Ironbridge is dripping with history and I have been visiting with my family since I was a little girl. It’s a lovely place for tea and cake as well as spending time visiting and exploring the various museums in the area. It’s well worth a visit, trust me.

This is a picture of the River Severn taken through the iron bridge. It’s not a great photo, but the memory makes me smile and to me that’s what My Sunday Photo is all about. 


My 24 hours away did me the power of good. I hurried home in time to vote and it’s kind of been downhill ever since. Oh well.

Have a great Sunday xx

14 responses to “My Sunday Photo 26.6.16 – Ironbridge

  1. I remember seeing Ironbridge for the first time as a child, on a school trip, and becoming absolutely fascinated with it and its engeinner IKB. It is a beautiful place and a good place to escape.

  2. Hang on to memories of your time out, it sounds very needed.

  3. It may not be the best photograph in the world, but the detail in the ironwork is beautiful and as you said, it’s a great memory. Glad you got 24 hours to yourself.

  4. Fantastic! I’m originally from Telford, but now live abroad. I love Ironbridge and also have to cross the bridge when I visit. I used to work in Coalbrookdale sometimes, which was an added bonus. #MySundayPhoto

  5. Beautiful picture of a stunning bridge. I hope that things start looking up soon.

  6. Ah yes, downhill ever since here too. The photo, however, is great. I like the way it is shot and as you say, will always bring you happy memories. #MySundayPhoto

  7. I love the detail and pattern in this. It sounds like a good place to visit

    Thank you for linking up

  8. I think it’s a lovely photo! Ironbridge is somewhere I’ve never visited and every time I read about it or see a photo of it I think I really ought to make the effort!

  9. I’ve not been to Ironbridge since a child, which is a shame as we don’t live too far away. I will have to plan to take my children very soon. I love your photo, there is something really calming about a still river.

  10. It sounds like you had a lovely break away…
    Fantastic photo x

  11. What a gorgeous intricate design through which to observe. #MySundayPhoto

  12. Lovely vista and some beautiful metalwork. I’ve not been to ironbridge since I was a child

  13. This is one of my fave photo of yours. I always love details and this is such alovely design which is prettier because if the light at the background.

    Thanks for sharing. #mysundayphoto

  14. Love Ironbridge, it’s so picturesque. Great capture on the bridge 🙂 x

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