This is Ironbridge, my home from 1992 to 2010. It's where I'm spending the two months prior to Anna's arrival from Australia in early September, at which time we'll be setting up in Islington, London.
Ironbridge is a world heritage site and the "birthplace of industry". It was here, back in the eighteenth century, that iron ore was first smelted using coke rather than charcoal. In simple terms, this meant that iron suddenly became economically feasible as a manufacturing material. So began the industrial revolution. The bridge in the picture is the first ever iron bridge in the world, dating back to 1779. For more info, click here. If you ever find yourself in the Midlands, Ironbridge is well worth a visit.
PS - If you know of anyone who would like to come and live in a beautiful place like this, I just happen to know of a very nice house for sale at an excellent price:-)