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Beltane Fire Festival final fire performance, part 3

The Beltane Fire Festival ignites the skies of Edinburgh with a blaze of traditions and performances. Photo story The Beltane Fire Festival, part 3 – Fire Show The Beltane fire celebration is a modern incarnation of an ancient Celtic festival, celebrated on the night of April 30th, is a spectacle of fire, drumming, and pageantry […]

The Beltane Fire Festival opening ceremony, part 2

Beltane Fire Festival continues with the opening ceremony at the National Monument of Scotland stage with the participation of the May Queen and her group. Photo story The Beltane Fire Festival, part 2 The Beltane Fire Festival: A Dance of Flames and Fertility At the heart of the festival is the May Queen, a symbol […]

Beltane Fire Festival is igniting the night in Edinburgh, part 1

Edinburgh, Scotland, is a very popular tourist destination and offers many attractions. Photo story The Beltane Fire Festival, part 1 However, the Spring Beltane Fire Festival is not widely known. This celebration of life happens every year on April 30 and takes place at Calton Hill. Calton Hill is centrally located at the end of […]

Day drive in Somerset from Weston-Super-Mare to Vicars Close

If you drove to Bristol via Bath and have some time to spare you can plan a day trip driving to the shores of river Severn (Bristol Channel) and then going back inland to Cheddar and then on to Wells. Weston-Super-Mare is a small seaside town that went through some tough economic times in the […]

Historic Bristol – major landmark in South West England

Bristol is a major modern city in England. It is located in the South West where the river Avon enters Severn Estuary. Due to its geographic location, Bristol was an important port, trading in many goods, as well as a shipbuilding and industrial manufacturing center. Clifton suspension bridge was built in 1864 and is a […]

Museum ship Great Britain – proud piece of maritime history

The Museum ship Great Britain represents an essential period in maritime history. The 1800s were exciting times in Britain’s industrial history. Changes were happening in manufacturing – substitution of hand labor by machines, wood for steel, horsepower for steam, and coal energy. It was a time of great engineers. One such personality was Isambard Kingdom […]

Bath, UK offers great opportunity for exploring Roman spa and architecture

Bath is a short drive from London and is an excellent candidate for a road trip. It is a small town with a population of about 80 thousand people, but once it was one of the largest in England. In Celtic and then Roman times, Bath was famous for its hot springs. Today, the Roman […]

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