Jan 14, 2013

The World’s Biggest Bonfire Ever

The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_06To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island.

The reason for this colossal bonfire is ‘Midsummer’ (Sankthans), an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth.

About 30-40 people partake in the build, and to light the structure someone must climb to the top to ignite it. If the fire doesn’t burn from top to bottom things could end badly.


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_01Photo by Staale Watto/Sunnmørsposten


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_02Photo by Kenneth Enstad


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_03Photo by Ruben Molnes


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_04Photo by Torgeir Elveland


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_05Photo by Geir Halvorsen


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_06Photo via masterok.livejournal.com


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_07Photo by Geir Halvorsen


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_08Photo by Geir Halvorsen


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_09Photo by Geir Halvorsen


The_World’s_Biggest_Bonfire_Ever_10Photo by Marius Helland Bøstrand


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