Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Landscape picture of the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

As a complement to the picture of Fingal’s Cave I posted the other day, I went hunting through the archives for a picture of the Giant’s Causeway that I hadn’t posted yet.  According to legend, these two places are the remains of a causeway between Ireland and Scotland, built by the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill.  If you prefer a more scientific connection between the two locations, they are both considered to have been formed at the same time, by the same ancient lava flow.

If you are interested, you can see more pictures from Northern Ireland on Journey Photographic here.

19 thoughts on “Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

  1. The perfect complement and another example of nature’s extraordinary power! We visit Kos (Greek Island) every year and usually take a trip to nearby Nysiros, an active but quiescent volcanic island. According to Greek mythology, the island was formed when Poseidon cut off a part of Kos and threw it onto the giant Polybotes to stop him from escaping! I love these ancient myths and legends 🙂

  2. They look like the tops of basalt columns, sort of like what we see here in Central Oregon, US. GREAT photos 🙂 And thanks for following me. I’m happy to return the favor!

  3. We travelled to Northern Ireland, and more specifically Bushmills to see and old friend several years ago, I loved this area, and of course the old myth just made it seem even more inspiring. I love your image, the toning and texture are quite beautiful.

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