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Giant’s Causeway ~ Ireland

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The Giant's Causeway, Ireland: Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, it is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns up to 12m tall, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. 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. Image source unknown. en.wikipedia.org/... #Ireland

The Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland #World heritage

The hexagonal rocks of Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland balancedwomensblo...

The Organ Pipes, Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The way along the cliff to Fingal's Cave on the uninhabited Isle of Staffa, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Similar formations are found at the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. According to the legend, the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Fingal) built the causeway to walk from Ireland to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner.