Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Fire, Frenzy and Neo-Pagan G-Strings – Scotland’s Beltane

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, European Bazaar, Festivals, History, Photography, Religion, Society, Travel

On the very outskirts of Edinburgh, commanding stunning views across Scotland’s ruggedly beautiful capital, sits Calton Hill. Here exposed to the elements, in full view of the turning seasons, a battle is about to take place in a faerie world where passion and purity are manifest. Tonight someone will die and be reborn – welcome to the lust and loincloths of Scotland’s Beltane festival.

How not to be Blown Up, Deafened or Buried by Flaming Rubble at Spain’s Las Fallas

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, European Bazaar, Festivals, Politics, Religion, Society, Travel

Las Fallas is the Spanish city of Valencia’s biggest and most outrageous festival. It combines art, fire and literally truckloads of explosives, into what can best be described as barely-contained insanity.

It is fun, irreverent, constantly surprising, and also a little bit dangerous. So to make sure you survive, One Small World has put together a crash course survival guide on how to come out of Las Fallas unscathed.