View of singular Rock near the Giants Causeway, Ireland
Artist: Bulman, J.
View of the rocks from the caves at the Giant’s Causeway. The Causeway is situated in Country Antrim, Ireland and when William Thackeray, a 19th century novelist visited the site he described it thus,
'When the world was moulded and fashioned out of formless chaos, this must have been the bit over - a remnant of chaos.'
The Causeway is actually a mass of over 40,000 basalt columns, packed tightly together, the tops of each column forming a pathway of stepping stones. Over 60 million years ago the area was subject to intense volcanic activity and when the molten lava cooled it created these unusual rock formations.