From the largest annual tomato fight in Spain, to Scotland’s “Up Helly-Aa” fire festival, a look at those special days when people around the world go slightly nuts.
Shetland Islands, Scotland: “Up Helly-Aa” Fire Festival. A tribute to the islands’ Viking Past, Up Helly-Aa (“End of the Holy Days”) culminates with the burning of a 32-ft. Replica of a Viking longship.
Located in the Andalusian countryside of Southern Spain, near Seville, is a giant 115 meter high concrete tower surrounded by a field of 624 huge mirrors. These mirrors collect the sunlight and focus it at the top of the concrete tower, where it heats water passing through pipes converting it into steam. This steam drives a series of turbines that produce electricity. Simple, efficient, environment friendly and spectacular !