31 January 2007

Up Helly Aa

Impressive photos of the Viking-themed "fire festival" of Up Helly Aa in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands north of Scotland. Note the participation of the area's MP ("Member of Parliament", roughly equivalent to a Congressman), evidently undeterred by the event's obvious pagan undertones.

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Blogger Chell said...

Beautiful thing to see, what's happening in those photos. And the photos themselves are stunning. Can't you just picture Orrin Hatch taking part in a fire festival? ;) Hope you don't mind if I link after dropping my kid off.

31 January, 2007 10:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Aren't the pics great? I only wish they were bigger.

The only fire festival I can imagine some of our more cramped-minded leaders participating in would be a book-burning, unfortunately (not so single out Hatch specifically).

You're always welcome to link to things here!

31 January, 2007 19:25  

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