Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Close by balloons

A basket floated past the window with people in it. It gave me such a fright. The photos make the balloons further away than they actually are, but we are talking less than twenty metres, I should think.




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  1. Hot air balloons so close to your home?
    I'm so jealous! What a sight!
    Did you wave to the people?

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    1. River, while it is not a novelty to see the balloons, often close by, this time they were really close.

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    2. Yes, I do wave at times, but I was too busy with the camera this time.

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  2. HHHMMMmmm... maybe it was just a devious ploy to peek in your windows!!!

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  3. Red, nothing to see here, except Highriser who does not look so pretty at dawn.

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  4. The small town where I lived for many years has a balloon flight B&B. Most times the balloon ventured out there would be much roaring of flame as the durned thing kept losing altitude. Many's the time money changed hands on whether it would crash onto the old railway station goods shed, or simply land on the power lines.

    I didn't believe the things actually worked until I moved back to Melbourne. The dawn parade of balloons always looks impressive as one approaches the city, and would look more impressive from where you live. It could be a bit dangerous if you were startled while pouring boiling hot water into a teapot.

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    1. I'll take care with the tea then FC. I like the roaring noise. I reckon I have seen some close calls when they land nearby at times.

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  5. Such a fright hey Andrew!! One of the advantages of living in a high rise!

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    1. Grace, and the birds. Post coming soon.

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  6. If you got a fright that they were only 20 metres or so away imagine the fright they got to be so close to the Highriser (building and man).

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  7. Indeed Victor. Bleary eyed, in dressing gown with camera in hand.

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  8. oh yes FRIGHT. the first time one went over my house I only heard it - whooff! whoooff! - and didn't know what was happening. They are NOT QUIET.

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    1. Ann, they are not so noisy above the traffic noise of St Kilda Road. We hear neither inside with doors and windows shut.

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