Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not damn balloons again

They were the closest to the highrise I have ever seen, say 150 to 250 metres away. I could hear the gas blasting and the voices of those in the basket. Sunsets can be so pretty, but I like sunrises. I like seeing the life giving sun appear on the horizon. A dull glow that brightens until a speck of its sparkling self appears and then it reveals its huge presence. Then I start whinging that it is too hot or too glarey.



13 comments:

  1. Real rains are not that good as an airship, so enjoy those hot air balloons while they last. The season is over soon enough.

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  2. That should read: Real trains.

    Rain was never a good airship anyway, they drop anchor when it's their time.

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  3. Lovely photos :)

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  4. During my first year here in Melbourne, I was woken up one morning by the sound of a hot air balloon outside my apartment window. Now I keep my blinds closed.

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  5. They season used to be over Peter. Now they keep flying right through the year.

    Thanks Jayne.

    Just checked my photos from our balloon flight AdRad. Yep, right over the top of your place. Sorry if we disturbed you.

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  6. Anonymous6:20 pm

    One of these days I'm gonna get me a ride in one of these contraptions! V.

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  7. I had one pass right over my house once, and the whoosh-whoosh sound was terrifying until we saw what was making it.

    I do feel sorry for you this week with that car circus all around and the noise. the helicopters for 12 hours a day is the worst.
    mwah mwah

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  8. V, the landing had me giggling like a schoolgirl. It was kind of a crash landing.

    Ann, if you truly felt sorry for me, you would not go mwah mwah. I heard something about one Mr Walker a couple of days ago. I will write about it.

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  9. The ancient Egyptians always rose to salute the rising sun and do you know that in older cemeteries all graves face the rising sun that is feet to the east heads to the west so if the dead could rise they would see the sunrise...same out at Wauchope Cemetery - and all those before about 1990 - this comes right down from the ancient egyptians paying ho,age to Ra the sun

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  10. I had heard of the Egyptian practice but I didn't know it was done here.

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  11. Yes great photos.

    Hope you were fully clothed, otherwise there's a basket full of people with photos of a highriser in full morning glory somewhere...

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  12. Thanks Rosanna and Ben. I don't have critical eye for my own photos.

    Ben, our balcony is a bit too public for that.I suppose there is a good chance of me in my blue dressing gown being captured in photos.

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