Foto

Photographer's Note

Once upon a time, there was a mythological Irish giant called Finn McCool who got himself into a spot of trouble with a high-tempered Scottish giant called Benandonner who had made a claim for Finn’s island of Ireland. Enraged at Bennandonnar’s claim to Ireland, the giant Finn McCool starts angrily throwing boulders into the sea off the Antrim coastline in Northern Ireland. Inspired by the way they fell into the water, Finn decided to use his boulders to make a bridge or a causeway – a Giant’s Causeway – all the way to Scotland’s Isla of Staffa. Using his causeway to Scotland, he could challenge his rival to a proper duel over the fate of Ireland.
In a mythical world where size dictates winners and losers, Finn realises he has underestimated his enemy – Benandonner is giant even for a giant! Brute force won’t work on him – so Finn quickly returns to Ireland via his Giant Causeway and decides the best way to beat Benandonner is to con him.Leaving the Giant’s Causeway for Benandonner to find, Finn McCool’s wife disguises him as a baby. When his rival arrives, he finds Finn’s wife Sadhbh (pronounced “Siive”) tending her enormous baby giant. Realising that if Finn’s child was this big, Finn himself must be huge!
The Scottish giant Benandonnar hurries away, retreating back to Scotland with his tail between his legs. As he hurries home, he frantically tears away bits of the causeway, severing all ties between Scotland and Ireland to prevent Fionn McCool following him as he retreats to the Fingal’s Cave on the Isla of Staffa.

I saw Fingal's cave and I wanted to see also the Irish side of these formations. When I realized that it would be possible to go, I couldn't resist even in COVID time.

The place is fascinating, it deserves its fame. And what a fun to go on these blocks!
Giant's Causeway is bigger than Staffa, but Staffa is wilder and has more magic. difficult to say what I liked more.

Better see in the large format in the new tab.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12632 W: 133 N: 32616] (150009)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-17
  • Esposizione: 30 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-23 14:19
Viewed: 0
Points: 38
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12632 W: 133 N: 32616] (150009)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH