Up Helly Aa Grand Spectacle

Up Helly Aa Grand Spectacle

Just over a week to go to until Up Helly Aa 2017! This spectacular fire festival is held annually in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January.

I took the photo above during the 2015 procession, showing the spectacle of hundreds of torch-bearing guizers marching through the streets of Lerwick, with Lerwick Town Hall in the background flying the red raven banner.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2017
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