Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Landscape picture of the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

As a complement to the picture of Fingal’s Cave I posted the other day, I went hunting through the archives for a picture of the Giant’s Causeway that I hadn’t posted yet.  According to legend, these two places are the remains of a causeway between Ireland and Scotland, built by the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill.  If you prefer a more scientific connection between the two locations, they are both considered to have been formed at the same time, by the same ancient lava flow.

If you are interested, you can see more pictures from Northern Ireland on Journey Photographic here.

Repost: Castle Gate, Derry

Black and white picture of group posing on Castle Gate, Derry, Northern Ireland

Castle Gate, Derry, Northern Ireland

I still suspect I sniped this shot after it was staged by another photographer – the pose and position of the group on the top of Castle Gate in Derry is just too perfect!  But I’m not going to complain if people want to set up my shots for me 🙂

In addition to being a good place to pose when you want some dramatic group pictures, the city walls of Derry are one of the city’s more historic claims to fame, as the only remaining complete walled city in Ireland.  It’s also one of the few cities in Europe that never had it’s fortifications breached, leading to the city’s nickname of “the Maiden City” (although our tour guide had some more interesting theories as to the origins and applicability of that nickname!)

(See more pictures from Northern Ireland on Journey Photographic here)

Repost Friday: On the Edge, Giant’s Causeway

Picture of a person standing on the edge of the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

On the Edge, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

One more from the archives.  I always think of the person in this picture as the quintessential traveller – backpack, cap, standing on the edge after going as far as he can go.  There are worst things to be!

(See more pictures from the Giant’s Causeway on Journey Photographic here)