Up Helly Aa 2011 – In The Ring of Fire II

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The Guizer Jarl safely departs the galley and then the brass band summon all the guizers to throw in their torches.  The clatter of torches hitting the bottom of the boat is heard before the flames grow and grow – an impressive spectacle indeed.  You can see at the bottom of this photograph the line of camera LCD screens and at the top the sight of camera flashes firing as spectators capture the moment.

Interesting article today in the Scotsman about Up Helly Aa which can be viewed here.


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