‘Toer’ (tower), what the locals of Terschelling call their Brandaris lighthouse, has been a trusted beacon of light for ships for centuries. The fire, or the ‘fjoer’ as referred to by the locals, burns on top of the Brandaris and gives off light. The ‘Fjoertoer’ (fire tower tour) is an annual walk along the fire beacons that lead to the Brandaris lighthouse.
The walking tour was held again on Saturday, 2 April. Actually, it’s not just a walk, it’s an experience! And FireWare was allowed to help! A set of silk flames, more than 20 flame projectors, fire glow lights and smoke machines were used to set the island on fire, figuratively speaking of course.
One interesting fact is that this year marks the 350th anniversary of the Terschelling disaster of 1666. During this disaster, the village of West Terschelling was almost burned to the ground. Would you like to learn more about this disaster? Go to www.1666.nu.
It was an honour to be able to contribute to an event where so many volunteers, participants and artists are involved.
See the following video clip for an impression of the tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtqOn7mUSQ8#action=share
Next year the 10th Fire Tour will take place on 1 April 2017. Would you like more information about the Fire Tour? Go to www.fjoertoer.nl