Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills.

The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places.

geometries by matthew_nan

Clochán na bhFómharach by viewport

- by /Dennis/

Untitled by ando28

Untitled by Gebhart de Koekkoek

Pentagons and Hexagons by Timo Kirkkala

Giant's Causeway Sunset, Northern Ireland by MvdWal

The causeway by Where Is Xian?

2005 09 100 by F.X.TESTU

On the northern tip of Ireland exists Giant's Causeway, by torchesforghosts

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