The Azores

These islands seem to represent something significant. An archetype. They are some of the highest mountains on earth – arising from 2,000 metres below the surface of the Atlantic to peaks of 2,350 metres above sea level. Poised right at the meeting point of three restless tectonic plates – the North American Plate, the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate. The islands appear unified and stable, but they anything but that, out there in the centre of the limitless ocean. I imagine the sea constantly moving around the gigantic base 2 kilmotres below the surface…