3. A Steel Revolution


Originally posted on Wine Tales From Mindful Travels:
Area #1: The Industrial Midlands, Coalbrookdale I can write no better an introduction to the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron than to quote from the opening display: “Iron is everywhere – it is the fourth most common constituent of the earths crust. It is in our blood and…

2. Steel Archaelogy


Originally posted on Eyes in the back of my Head:
Was this really our destination? Looking at the rusty towering ruins of the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama I had that “Oh no…” sinking feeling. Daughter-in-law had suggested this as our first stop on the family spring break road trip. It didn’t look very enticing…