CHRIST ALIVE, WE all know if you want natural beauty, you need look no further than our own little country.
For an island of its diminutive size, Ireland is positively awash with natural landmarks, and while this isn’t news to us, it certainly is to Reddit.
Or so it seems, anyway.
See, Dun Briste in Co Mayo has made the front page of Reddit today in a milestone moment which would (almost) bring tears to your eyes.
The sea stack, which is comprised of layers upon layers of multicoloured rock strata, was part of the mainland until 1393, and the internet is fair impressed with it.
Submitted by The_winner_man, the image, which was entitled What Millions of Years Looks Like In One Photo, has gotten some serious traction in the last few hours.
With 33,838 points since its upload, the image is sitting on a pretty sweet 93% upvotes.
And everyone has thoughts on it.
“I visited Ireland 8 years ago now and I still remember seeing this. It was incredible. This and the cliffs are the two vivid images that I have from that trip.”
I’m glad it wasn’t just unchecked ego that made me look at this and think “ah that looks like Ireland”.
“Just think about it for a sec: Each one of those layers took time to form, to be laid down. Each stratum tells a story about life on our planet from the very first sediments to the deposition of the next layer. And imagine the passage of time as layer by layer was added, and then the time for those layers to become solid sedimentary rock, each the floor of the ocean for some period of time. It just blows my mind how vividly deep time is displayed here.
We mean, when you put it like that…
ht Neil McCole