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Giant's Causeway Bricks
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The Giant's Causeway (known in Irish as Clochan an Aifir or Clochan na bhFomharach) 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. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. 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 and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.
Taken during a trip to Dublin. Drove up to to this beautiful site in Northern Ireland over the weekend. Spent the entire day here until well after sunset.
Captured with Canon 5D Mk II and a Canon EF 17-40/4L lens.
May 27th, 2012
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