I am a little late to the show this year but on December 21st the infamously fiery GÃ¤vlebocken (GÃ¤vle Goat) was once again burnt to smithereens. As per tradition I scraped a live webcam of the blaze and set it to some holiday music for your viewing enjoyment/horror.
Well it looks like my prediction was wrong. Last night, just before midnight, the GÃ¤vle Goat went down in flames. Much like last year’s video, I scraped a live webcam of the blaze and set it to some holiday music for your viewing enjoyment/horror.
NYMag has a great interview with Eje Berglund, the representative and chairman of the committee that oversees the GÃ¤vle Goat.
Sure, I too am a little tired of the all the time-lapse photography on the internet these days. However, my love for clouds (I’m a long time member of the Cloud Appreciation Society) had me going gaga over this video called “Test D” by sixdegreesbelowthehorizon. Be sure to go full screen with this one.
This season’s GÃ¤vlebocken or GÃ¤vle Goat has already burnt to the ground.
The GÃ¤vle Goat is a giant version of a traditional Swedish Yule Goat figure made of straw. It is erected each year over a period of two days by a local association called the Southern Merchants in time for the start of advent. The goats have become the subject of a ‘tradition’ of regularly being torched by vandals.
The 13-meter (42+ feet) tall, straw, Christmas goat was set ablaze by arsonists at 2:54 a.m. this morning in GÃ¤vle, Sweden. Despite emergency services arriving on the scene within a few minutes nothing remains of the goat but its scorched frame. Currently the GÃ¤vlebocken only has a 39% survival rate.
Below is time-lapse video taken from a webcam of this years goat. The webcam is still live if you are interested in having a look at it’s charred remains.