Thursday, September 22, 2011

Giant's Causeway

This is a picture of the Giant's Causeway, a volcanic formation of about 40,000 hexagonal (with some heptagons and nonagons) basalt columns that extend out into the sea from the coast of nothern County Antrim. The legend is that Fionn MacCumhal built a full Causeway to Scotland to see his wife, but it was destroyed with time, but the legend isn't what's important. The North Coast of Ireland, and in particular this unique piece of it, reflects exactly the Shaftesburian view of natural beauty: Zero purpose, but it shakes the soul anyway.

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