Sunday 3 September 2023

The B Team's Iron Bridge Gorge Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Pawesome Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to visit meautiful Shropshire and see an epically epic bridge spanning the River Severn.

The B Team's Iron Bridge Gorge Selfie 

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As mew can see, Smooch, Parsley and Fudge were just hanging about like a trio of furry heathens! Seriously, sometimes I wonder why they just can't behave. Melvyn almost joined them, but I put my paw down firmly and said to my great, great, great (etc.) nephew, "Mew, young Melvyn are not qualified or have had the training to perform such a feat!"

Melvyn replied, "But Uncle Basil, I really want to try."

It was at that point Amber showed him the Library Card and said. "If mew want to keep being my library gofer, sorry intern, then there's no dangling from the bridge like those three fluffers!"

Well, Melvyn not wanting to lose such a prestigious position at the Mewton-Clawson library huffed, mumbled some really filthy expletives and conceded defeat.

And the moral is Never Mess With The Head Librarian, especially ones named Amber! MOL

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Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Hello epic travellers and history lovers!

During our recent trip to Shropshire, we had the opportunity to visit the Iron Bridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which holds significant historical impawtance in the Industrial Revolution. The experience was truly captivating, and we were amazed by the structures that played such a crucial role in shaping the modern world. 

As we walked around the gorge, we couldn't help but marvel at the remarkable engineering feats accomplished here. The incredible Iron Bridge, which crosses the River Severn, is a pawesome sight and a testament to the skill and vision of the builders. Constructed in the late 18th century, the bridge was a remarkable achievement during a time when iron was a relatively new material, and such structures were unheard of. The bridge's construction revolutionized bridge building and engineering, paving the way for more significant advancements in the future. 

Aside from the Iron Bridge, there are numerous other fascinating structures to explore in the gorge. The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and the Darby Houses are two excellent examples. These buildings offer visitors a look into the lives of the people who lived and worked in the gorge during the Industrial Revolution. The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron showcases the history of iron production and the significant role that the gorge played in the industry's development. The Darby Houses, on the other hand, provide insight into the lives of the Darby family, who were pioneers in the iron industry. 

Overall, our visit to the Iron Bridge Gorge was a memorable experience that left us in awe of the ingenuity and perseverance of the human spirit. We highly recommend visiting this site to anypawdy interested in history or engineering, or anyone who appreciates beautiful landscapes. The gorge is a testament to how far we've come since the Industrial Revolution and serves as a reminder of the incredible achievements we can accomplish when we work together.



The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

This week we tried another new filter. We can't believe how hard it is to find something that works well with the photo. This one is okay, but mew can't really see us! MOL

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The effect was created with Befunky - Impressionist DLX + colour changes to saturation and brightness.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, and see if mew can beat our time of 11 mins 59 secs. 

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We're off to bask in some sun puddles as it's going to be lovely and warm today, Smooch is waiting for his roast beef, seriously his internal clock is extraordinary! MOL

And this afternoon may involve cutting this year's catnip crop and hanging it to dry, and mew know that is a furry impawtant job, as we don't want to run out of catnip over the winter months! 

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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Don't forget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:

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  1. WOW gang, that's some group selfie and y'all sure were brave haning out like that!

  2. What the fluffing fluff!!!
    Hanging off a bridge...?!?
    Seriously, you all must still be full of party 'favours' from Parsley's birthday bash.

  3. That's super cool! The bridge looks a little Steampunk-y to us. :)

  4. What an epic acrobatic day out! The art work is eally nice colour wise. Yup, losing ones library privileges just isnt worth it. Better to start small and work your way up to big bridges in a few years time. Or, for a speedier aproach, travel back in time and get the practice in there so when you come back you'll have years of skill 😉

  5. That is an amazing place to visit. When we were last there, probably 12-15 years ago, they had the foundry working converting iron into the workable iron they wanted. For want of a better description, the big squasher flat machine was working. The noise it made and the ground shaking as it came down was incredible!
    That is a great selfie although I have to say that Smooch, Parsley and Fudge look like bats hanging off the bridge! Lovely artwork too.

  6. Dear Melvyn, Lynn is afraid of heights so she wouldn't even walk out onto it. And I looked close and saw all of you posed around the girders here and there. Why was no one bungy jumping off this thing? I like heights, but weigh a bit too much to dangle by my paws, mol. Precious

  7. What a fantastic bridge and how cool to see those kitties cavorting on it effortlessly. Too 😎 cool!

  8. Glad Amber got Melvyn under control. :) Great selfie. XO

  9. Thanks for taking us to all the coolest places!

  10. Head Librarians are awesome. Hanging around like that takes a lot of practice, maybe someday Melvyn will get some safe practice in and work his way up.


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