Tuesday 13 August 2013

Bristol Balloon Fiesta


Every year for the last 35 years, hot air balloons have floated above Bristol for its Balloon Fiesta, the largest in Europe. Half a million people visited the Ashton Court launch site this year - although we watched a 6am launch, one of the quieter times! Here is a selection of images. 


Hels said...

Bristol is an elegant city, water based, not too tall and not too overdeveloped. A balloon fiesta would not work as well in city that was a concrete jungle.

Ralph Hancock said...

Yes, one would not not want to end up like poor Madame Blanchard:

CarolineLD said...

Crikey! I hadn't come across her before - what a career (before it all went so wrong): Wikipedia article