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Basalt Gallery

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Choose from 49 pictures in our Basalt collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Southern Side of Willamette Falls, 1872. Creator: Albert Bobbett Featured Print

Southern Side of Willamette Falls, 1872. Creator: Albert Bobbett

Southern Side of Willamette Falls, 1872. Waterfall in Oregon, USA: when below the falls, the tremendous proportions of the scenery forcibly impress the mind. The huge walls of basalt, built up in enormous blocks of masonry, quarried by Nature's own subtle and strong hand, excite the liveliest feelings of admiration...Masses of the basalt, broken and thrown down, show their black heads feebly in the centre through the rush of waters. But on one flank the wily enemy has gained a temporary advantage, and a great stream has been separated from the main flood...this divided portion precipitates itself in a fiercer, braver curve than the others, and joins its friends at the bottom of the maelstrom, amid a hoarse, congratulatory murmur, which mingles with the roar of the combat'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]

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Fingals Cave, Staffa, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 1814 (1956) Featured Print

Fingals Cave, Staffa, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 1814 (1956)

Fingal's Cave, Staffa, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 1814 (1956). The distinctive rock formations of Fingal's Cave are formed by the same geological processes as those at the Giant's Causeway on the other side of the Irish Sea. After a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, hexagonal basalt columns formed as the lava cooled. The cave, which has been formed by the erosive action of the sea, is easily accessible. It was discovered in 1772 by Sir Joseph Banks and a visit to the cave by the composer Felix Mendelssohn inspired him to write his Hebrides Overture, popularly known as Fingal's Cave. A print from Places, a volume about the origin and early history of many things, common and less common, essential and inessential, by Readers Union, the Grosvenor Press, London, 1956

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The Moabite Stone, 1926 Featured Print

The Moabite Stone, 1926

The Moabite Stone, 1926. The Moabite Stone, discovered in 1868, is a black basalt stone bearing an inscription by the 9th century BC Moabite King Mesha. The inscription of 34 lines, the most extensive inscription ever recovered from ancient Israel, was written in Paleo-Hebrew alphabet. It was set up by Mesha as a record and memorial of his victories in his revolt against the Kingdom of Israel, which he undertook after the death of his overlord, Ahab. From An Outline of Christianity, The Story of Our Civilisation, volume 4: Christianity and Modern Thought, edited by RG Parsons and AS Peake, published by the Waverley Book Club (London, 1926)

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