On the northeast coast of Northern Ireland lives The Giant’s Causeway, an area of about 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns; a site often described as The Eighth Wonder Of The World.
It is no surprise that The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Legend has it that the mythical giant Irish warrior Finn McCool built the causeway to battle his Scottish counterpart Benandonner.
Among the many locations I visited while in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway was perhaps one of the most lively, charming and exciting areas. As the waves crashed, the tall rock formations called my name for an exhilarating and tiring climb.
Among the many adventures I took while in the United Kingdom, Windsor Castle was one of the most memorable. It’s grand structure, beautiful landscape and breathtaking surroundings are a photographer’s utopia.
Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor, located in the English county of Berkshire. The castle survived a tumultuous period during the English Civil War, where it was used as military headquarters for Parliamentary forces.
Just over 20 miles west of Charing Cross, Windsor contains some of the most expensive and desirable housing in the UK. It was in this town that I purchased my first souvenir of the trip, a silver “Team GB” Olympic bracelet.
During the first two weeks of April, I ventured out almost halfway across the world to the United Kingdom. I spent one week near London and another four days in Northern Ireland. In true tourist fashion, I lugged along my Nikon and tripod. I visited famous locations including Abbey Road, noteworthy for being the cover of the Beatles’ 11th studio album, “Abbey Road.”
Graffiti covers a wall outside Abbey Road Studios, which is washed and painted every three months. Regardless, I signed it. And for 90 days the names of the most important people in my life – my parents – will remain in one of the most influential locations of all time.