Tag: balloon

Jun 5, 2015

The Amazing Balloon Animals of Masayoshi Matsumoto (15 Photos)

The Amazing Balloon Animals of Masayoshi Matsumoto (15 Photos)

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto creates incredible animals out of balloons. The artist’s designs involve dozens of balloons in various shapes and sizes.

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Apr 30, 2015

The Time Richard Branson Flew a UFO Over London in an ET Costume

The Time Richard Branson Flew a UFO Over London in an ET Costume

It was the early morning of April 1, 1989. Under the cover of darkness, Richard Branson took off in a custom hot air balloon shaped like a UFO. It was 4am and the strobe lights on board were blinking every ten seconds. As the sun began to rise the UFO was making…

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Aug 4, 2014

This Guy is Taking Balloon Art to the Next Level

This Guy is Taking Balloon Art to the Next Level

Jason Secoda (Airheads Entertainment) is an artist and entertainer that uses balloons as his medium. Based in Philadelphia, the artist has been making balloon art for over 15 years. On his Facebook page, he describes his philosophy: “My philosophy on balloon art tries to shatter the ideas that balloon art is cheesy and that…

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Jun 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Picture of the Day: Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Photograph by Joyce | gypsyjoyce.com In this amazing photograph by Gypsy Joyce, we see a number of travellers ascending for balloon rides in Cappadocia, Turkey. This was Joyce’s first ever hot air balloon experience and she captured it beautifully. The area is very popular for balloon rides and costs typically range between 90 –…

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Dec 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

THE FLYING CATHEDRAL Photograph by Böhringer Friedrich Seen here is the amazing “Flying Cathedral” by Jan Kaeser and Matin Zimmermann. The hot air balloon is a replica of the Abbey of Saint Gall, a Roman Catholic religious complex in the city of St. Gallen in present-day Switzerland. The Abbey has existed since…

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Aug 17, 2013

Picture of the Day: The ‘Up’ Hot Air Balloon

Picture of the Day: The 'Up' Hot Air Balloon

THE ‘UP’ HOT AIR BALLOON Photograph by Matt Buck on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is the famous Disney Pixar UP hot air balloon at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta in 2009. The balloon was built and designed by Exclusive Ballooning and took six months to complete. The balloon has an active volume of…

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