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The place. This is a view of the 'Organ', a famous spot at the Giant's Causeway, but often overlooked by many visitors as it is a few hundred metres from the most famous (and photographed) site. It looks like an organ, actually.
Unfortunately there was no way of including something that could give an idea of the size but this is vertical hexagon-shaped basalt columns are quite big. You cant' see it as I managed to make it look as a 'tower' but the 'organ' is part of a cliff (a rather dramatic cliff).

History. The Giant's causeway is a strip of hexagon shaped (though some have 4 or 8 sides) basalt columns that are the result of the cooling of a lava eruption 60 million years ago. The geometries are so regular that from acient times it was believed to be the work of men... or giants.
The legend tells, infact, a different story. The path was built by the Irish giant Finn McCool to go to scotland and face the scottish giant Benandonner. Quite interestingly the causeway goes under water and comes out at the scottish island of Staffa, which faces the causeway. The legend explains also the names of many sites of the causeway (the organ, the seat, the boot...).
Wikipedia entry: "The Giant's Causeway

The picture. I focused on the lower part, knowing I would blur the top. But If I had to take this picture again I would use a greater depth of field to have a sharper top. What do you think?

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