Guizer Jarl

Guizer Jarl

Just to prove that the Guizer Jarl made it out alive, here he is walking past the burning remnants of the galley, off on his way to the first hall – the start of 12 hours of partying.

I wonder if there were any unsuspecting visitors who arrived on the boat the next morning, finding Lerwick deserted except for men dressed variously as Vikings, sheep, cowboys, civil war Cavaliers, devils, angels... and more than a few dressed as busty women.

For a visitor's perspective, I found Fiona McCade's article on Up Helly Aa quite humorous.

Posted: February 2nd, 2008
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