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The basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway

Today, we will take you to the coasts of Northern Ireland, more precisely to the Giant's Causeway.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is one of the four nations of the United Kingdom, occupies the northeast of the island of Ireland and shares a southern border with the Republic of Ireland.

The Giant's Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is located in Antrim County north of the town of Bushmills.

It forms an incredible basalt paving of hexagonal columns or basalt organ. This formation results from the erosion by the sea of a basalt lava flow about 55 million years ago.

Legend says that two enemy giants, one living in Scotland and the other in Ireland, wanted to fight each other. The Irish giant then built a stone pavement to reach Scotland ...

If you are looking for similarities elsewhere in the world, several places come to mind. The Svartifoss waterfalls in Iceland (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svartifoss), Staffa Island in Scotland (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffa) and the Devils Tower in the United States (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Tower).

Some links

worldisbeautiful.net/photo/2014/05/05/
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway (en)

Aurélien   -   2019-06-12

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