Staffa and Fingal’s cave, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Photos taken last week, when we had the chance to spend a few hours on the island.
Staffa is an entirely volcanic island, probably best known for its
unique geological features such as the many caves and the unique shape
of the basalt columns which are also found in the Giant’s Causeway and
Rathlin island in Northern Ireland and, closer by, on the island of Ulva.
It consists of a basement of tuff, underneath colonnades of a black
fine-grained Tertiary basalt, overlying which is a third layer of
basaltic lava lacking a crystalline structure. By contrast, slow cooling
of the second layer of basalt resulted in an extraordinary pattern of
predominantly hexagonal columns which form the faces and walls of the
punk is absolutely more of an attitude and way of existence than it is a style.
• you’re queer?? in an inherently homophobic and heteronormative society, that’s punk as hell.
• you’re trans//nonbinary?? in an inherently transphobic, cisnormative and cissexist society, that’s punk as hell.
• you’re a poc?? in an inherently racist society, that’s punk as hell.
• you’re mentally ill and//or disabled?? in an inherently ableist society, that’s punk as hell.
none of this means that you cannot be punk if you’re white, straight, cis, abled and neurotypical. however, it does mean that you come from a place of privilege. and if you knowingly contribute to ableism, racism, transphobia, misogyny, and//or homophobia without taking the time to unlearn the behaviour?? or you see someone else doing it and you just ignore it?? then buddy, it doesn’t matter how many studs, spikes and patches you have on your clothes or how high your mohawk is – that shit is not punk.
if you’re just pretending to be in the punk culture for the style, then fuck right off. the world is going to shit as we speak and if you’re gonna claim our style, make sure you got the damn attitude to go with it.