It wasn’t until a tunnel was built in 2004 that the residents of Gásadalur had an easy path to and from their home. At the time, the village—perched above this iconic waterfall on Denmark’s Faroe Islands—had all of 16 residents. Now that the village is accessible by car, and not just via an arduous hike or horseback ride, that number has risen to 18 residents.
Wait…so there’s actually a national park somewhere on Earth that uses the word “Basalt” in its real name and this is the first I’ve heard of it? I feel disappointed in myself that it took this long to learn that.
Red Falls, seen in this photo, tumbles over the Toomba Lava flow in Great Basalt Falls National Park, Queensland, Australia.
Thirty kilometers downstream from its birthplace in Lake Tana, the fledgling Blue Nile drops over a basaltic cliff in a sheet of water a half mile wide, plunging 45 m in a plume of spray. The mist created by the Blue Nile Falls gives it its name in Amharic: Tis Isat, or smoking water.