Jean-Philippe Cyprès - Photography | Feeling Amazed one more time.

Feeling Amazed one more time.

July 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I absolutely love this place in West Ireland!  It's 300 million years old, over 700 feet high in some parts and hosts 29 different bird species.  The Cliffs of Moher have been featured in many movies such as Harry Potter.  I drove all day from Shannon under a dark and rainy sky.  My final stopping point that night was Doolin.  I almost went straight to Doolin where, a Guinness and a nice bed awaited me, forsaking the cliffs until a better day.  But something told me to forge on and make that detour to Moher.  Another 20 miles in what seemed to be one-way chemins, which, in fact are two-way. Brace yourself.  Finally ended in a very large empty parking lot.  No buses, no people, just a few cars all around me.  It was still drizzling but I went to the gate with the booth to pay the entry fee; It did say "Cliffs of Moher", although you could not see anything for the clouds.  I walked 300 yards to the edge and looked on to the horizon.  I could see a very long strip of blue sky between the sea and the clouds and thought:  "If the sun breaks through, it will light up this world!!"  I waited anxiously for 45mn, and it happened!  The gold sun flashed the coast with a stunning brightness.  I could now see hundreds of birds and the waves crashing.  The contrast of the dark clouds, the gold coast, the blue sea; No photoshop or tricks needed.  I felt very blessed to have witnessed such an amazing display, amongst maybe 20 other souls.  Which proves:  Always go the extra mile! :}

Wouldn't the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, look great hanging in your house?

 

 

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