Iron Bridge in Shropshire, England, the first iron bridge in the world was opened for traffic, on this day 1st January, 1781. Built by Abraham Darby III from a design by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard. This area is called the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
#Spinalonga islet, #Elounda, #Crete. There's a wonderful novel written by Beryl Darby which is based on true accounts and was published long before Hislop's "The Island". Beryl has actually written two books about the fascinating history of Spiraling, "Yannis" & "Anna", along with a travel guide on the island.