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giant's causeway
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Copyright: Claude La Riviere (Soundsangels) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 8 N: 1079] (13929)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 50D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-13 19:28
Viewed: 264
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
La Chaussée des Géants (Clochán na bhFómharach en gaélique) est une gigantesque formation géologique constituée de plus de 40 000 colonnes hexagonales en basalte, atteignant pour certaines jusqu’à 12 mètres de haut !
La légende raconte qu’un géant irlandais du nom de Finn MacCool voulait se battre contre Benandonner, un géant habitant l’Écosse. Mais aucun bateau n’était assez grand pour les transporter l’un et l’autre. D’après la légende, Finn MacCool mit fin au dilemme en construisant, à l’aide de colonnes de pierre, une chaussée reliant les deux pays.

Benandonner releva le défi et emprunta cette chaussée pour traverser la mer jusqu’en Irlande. Il était plus grand et plus fort que Finn MacCool. A peine la femme de Finn MacCool s’en aperçut qu’elle décida de ruser et de déguiser son géant de mari en bébé.

Quand Benandonner arriva à leur maison et vit le “bébé”, il prit peur. Il se dit que si l’enfant était de cette taille, il préférait ne pas rencontrer le père.

Il regagna l’Écosse et pour être sûr que Finn MacCool ne pourrait pas le suivre, il détruisit la chaussée derrière lui. En Irlande, il ne reste donc de cette chaussée que les pierres qui construisent aujourd’hui la Chaussée des Géants.

Depuis plus de trois cents ans, cette histoire amusante est racontée aux enfants irlandais afin d’expliquer l’origine de la Chaussée des Géants.

The Giant's Causeway (Clochán na bhFómharach in Gaelic) is a gigantic geological formation consisting of more than 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns, some of which reach up to 12 meters high!
Legend has it that an Irish giant named Finn MacCool wanted to fight against Benandonner, a giant living in Scotland. But no boat was big enough to transport them both. According to legend, Finn MacCool put an end to the dilemma by constructing, with the help of stone columns, a causeway linking the two countries.

Benandonner took up the challenge and took this road to cross the sea to Ireland. He was taller and stronger than Finn MacCool. Hardly had Finn MacCool's wife realized that she decided to trick and disguise her giant from husband to baby.

When Benandonner arrived at their house and saw the "baby", he was frightened. He thought that if the child was that size, he would rather not meet the father.

He returned to Scotland and to be sure that Finn MacCool could not follow him, he destroyed the roadway behind him. In Ireland, therefore, only the stones that now build the Giant's Causeway remain of this roadway.

For more than three hundred years, this amusing story has been told to Irish children to explain the origin of the Giant's Causeway.

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  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 191 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
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Hi Claude
Excellent picture and the sky looks great.
I like the story in your notes too.
TFS
Dai

Hi Claude,
An interesting note and a dramatic looking sky, we are planning a trip to Ireland later in the year and this is on our list.
Cheers
Jack

Hi Claude
Impressive sky in this beautiful composition.

Regards

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