The meme reminded me of one of the greatest exposures of columns I've ever seen in my travels: they were along the east coast of the Isle of Skye in Scotland at Mealt Fall. Mealt Fall plunges over the sheer cliff and almost right into the sea. The cliffs are vertically jointed basalt flows that are related to the opening of the Atlantic Ocean in late Mesozoic and early Cenozoic time.
When I got on the plane for the Scotland trip in 2001, I had taken a grand total of 3 pictures on my very first digital camera. I barely knew what I was doing, and took only a handful of high resolution shots on one of the greatest trips of my life. I wish I could do the whole trip again, though, with the camera and experience I have now (and isn't just about all of life like that?).