The Lady's Wishing Chair
Photographer: Hudson, John
Medium: Photographic print
The Giant's Causeway is a mass of over 40,000 basalt columns on the NW coast of Ireland, between Portrush & Ballycastle; formed by a rapid cooling of lava hitting the sea. Folklore ascribes the formation to a mythical race of giants who laid down the rock on the sea floor as a roadway connecting the Scottish Hebridean islands with Northern Ireland.
"In the Middle, or Honeycomb Causeway, the principal curiosity is the Lady's Wishing Chair, a single hexagonal pillar, surrounded by several others of taller proportions, so as to form a comfortable seat. Thence the Great Causeway is entered through the Giant's Gateway, a gap bounded on either side by basaltic columns."
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of the Giant's Causeway.'
Author not stated.