November 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Balloon Ride over Melbourne, Australia

My husband and I took a balloon ride over the city in 2007. It was a memorable experience.

The ride started at about 5:30 am. 10 passengers got into a balloon. A few balloons were launched at the same time. It was pretty looking a the other balloons against the backdrop of orange sunrise. The ride lasted about 50 minutes.

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009

Freeway and suburbs outside the city

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009 

Melbourne suburb © Evelyn Howard 2009

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009

Balloon ride © Evelyn Howard 2009

The Melbourne CBD

Melbourne © Evelyn Howard 2009 

I hope you enjoyed the photos. Have a nice weekend.

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20 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Great photos. Everything looks so wonderful from up in a balloon. Cheers, and happy Skywatch Friday.

Diane AZ said...

What a spendid way to watch the sunrise! Your images are fascinating, beautiful views.

J Bar said...

These shots are tops.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Evelyn: What a fun happening, I have never been up but like to capture them from the ground. You photos are so neat from the sky.

Hagen på Granheim said...

Great photos, and interesting post. Beautiful pink sky!

Happy weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a view you had. Lovley photos.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great balloon and sky shots.

eden said...

woww.. gorgeous views and beautiful early morning rays...

Thiên said...

Very nice! I love the shots looking down on things. :-o

Serendipity said...

Oh wow, that's certainly a good way to be taking lovely shots!

koala said...

Marvelous but scary. You're brave!

Tabib said...

What a great experience!.
I wish that I have a chance to ride this, but balloon ride is a rare event here.
Great pictures.

Louise said...

Awesome post! Balloons are a pretty big deal in my city. There are some in the sky most mornings--enough that we notice the absence if they are gone. But I have never been in one or seen pictures from anyone else who has. These are fantastic!

aino said...

Interesting!

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

The photos from your balloon looking down on the earth are amazing. I feel like I just went up with you!

Pearl Maple said...

Fun views of the city from there, looks like a fun way to see the best of Melbourne.

mountain.mama said...

I'm consumed with jealousy, always wanting to go for a balloon ride, but never quite making it. Someday! These pictures inspire me.

Japa said...

Must have been a fun and exciting ride you had. These mid-air shots are so great ad fabulous.

Linda said...

I don't have a head for heights, so I'm unlikely ever to take a balloon ride, but this shows me what I'm missing.

wenn said...

wow..i would love to try that..

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