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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Giant’s Causeway: A Natural Wonder in Ireland [PICS]

Houses of the holy

Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy album cover really left an impression on me the first time I saw it many years ago. It shows a group of children sprawled out on stone steps, reaching towards the horizon (see above). It has an other-worldly vibe and it was only many years after when I realized that the background in the picture was something that actually existed. I thought it was a painting. But it’s not.

The album cover featured the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. It’s area is made up of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns… the steps you see are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Discovered in 1692 and announced to the world, it became a popular tourist attraction ever since the 19th century.

Giant\'s Causeway, Ireland
Source: sumlin

Giant\'s Causeway, Ireland
Source: greinarr

Giant\'s Causeway, Ireland

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