Videos tagged with "galley"
2013 Up Helly Aa - 1 - End of Procession [01:23]
Here's the end of the fiery procession leading ultimately to the burning of the replica Viking galley at Up Helly Aa, in Lerwick in the magical Shetland Isles north of Scotland.UHZWWWWWW
Up Helly Aa is a fire festivals held in Shetland, in Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season. The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick formed into squads who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes. The procession culminates in the torches being thrown into a replica Viking longship or galley.
Tags: UP-HELLY-AA, Shetlands, Scotland, Winter, Yule season, Fire, burning, Viking
Viking Galley burning on Mail Beach, Cunningsburgh 09th March at the South Mainland Up Helly Aa
Tags: Up Helly Aa, Shetland, Cunningsburgh, Galley, Vikings, Burning, Fire Festival, SMUHA, Flame Scotland
Sunset over Ballygally Beach [01:07]
Sunset over Ballgalley Beach with a calm irish sea
Tags: n.ireland, sunset, irish sea, antrim coast, larne, co.antrim, ireland, giants causeway, tourism, tour, scotland
"Up Helly Aa" Shetland Islands Scots Viking invasion history - or just 'transvestite Tuesday', uhh? [06:05]
Known as Up Helly Aa, it celebrates the islands' Viking heritage with a torch-lit procession and the spectacular burning of a replica galley..... but is it really just another kind of transvestism (or, transvestitism) to dress up in ancient warrior garb + carry battle-axes + spears in a civilized main street? Or perhaps they are trying to return to their nubile boyhood yet all the while projecting a kind of masculinity which they have never quite attained .....or the illusion of male aggression as some kind of maturity in a complex society where loving kindness + care for each other is more in need. That is, what exactly is it that they are running away from, uhh? LOL Led by a 60-strong band of latter-day Viking warriors known as the Jarl Squad led by the Viking chief or Guizer Jarl..... Resplendent in winged helmets and crimson cloaks over leather jerkins, they carried mock battleaxes and knives polished to a high sheen. Although the Vikings spent much of the day making public appearances and civic visits, the highlight of the event is always the grand evening procession...... Up-Helly-Aa is the largest fire festival in Europe, and is celebrated in Scotland's Shetland Islands every January. This part of Scotland is the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, 600 miles north of London. There are 100 islands here, 15 of them inhabited, and it's in Lerwick that the fiery festivities take place. Although Up-Helly-Aa is a relatively modern event, it derives from the ...
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