jeff hartzer

Final Day Mass Ascensions Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 10/10/10

Our neighborhood is in the direct North-South flight path for Hot Air Balloons...This one came down near our home...All ended safe and sound in this show on the streets of Albuquerque's South Broadway Neighborhood.

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jeff hartzer


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And here's one in the bush!




[Photography courtesy Aquila Arts LLC]

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Comment by Barelas Babe on October 10, 2010 at 7:00pm
These pictures really capture the fun of Balloon Fiesta, Jeff! Thanks for posting.
Comment by mombat on October 10, 2010 at 8:36pm
Nice! My favorite part of balloon fiesta is random landings all over the city.
Comment by Debra Landau on October 11, 2010 at 2:46pm
How does it go again ... a balloon in the street is worth two in the bush?
Comment by Lahjik on October 11, 2010 at 5:34pm
That has to be the part of Balloon Fiesta I loved the most when I lived in Albuquerque. I can remember a wind-change on an early Sunday morning mass ascension that sent dozens of balloons South-SouthEast into my neighborhood as I walked out of my crappy apartment at San Mateo and Osuna. A couple landed on the golf course and one even landed in the Cliff's parking lot. I'm sure it was unsettling for the pilots but it was amazing to walk out my door and see what looked like a sky completely full of huge balloons silently (-ish...) sailing toward me.

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