Photo of the week 4/30/2018 is Giants Causeway located in Northern Ireland. Consisting of 40,000 interlocked basalt columns. The largest of the columns is 36 feet (11 meters). Located in County Antrim on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. In 1986 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Giants Causeway is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. I visited this site in February of 2018. Giants Causeway was formed some 50 to 60 million years ago. Legend has it that an Irish Giant formed the rocks so that he could cross the North Channel to fight a Scottish Giant, this led to the name being The Giants Causeway. These basalt columns appear other places around the world but are quite rare.
There are multiple ways to get down, one of which is a short walk or bus ride, the other is a long hike that will give you plenty of amazing views. Now whether you’re an amateur or a professional photographer you will find many amazing angles to capture this stunning natural phenomenon. Speaking of photographs this is a great place for your new profile pic. The best time for photographing Giants Causeway is sun rise.
I recommend you check out the Giants Causeway if you’re ever in Northern Ireland. It truly is a sight to be seen. Bring some sensible shoes and a coat is a must as you’ll be down by the water.