Monday, July 28, 2008

Balloon Ride

I spotted this balloon over Central Park over the weekend. I have no idea why it was up there (an advertisement for something I suppose) or who they were taking for rides. I wouldn't mind going for a ride in a hot air balloon someday. Happy Monday!

Update: Both Wayne and Olivier tell me that the balloon is there to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Central Park. I think it will be taking people on rides for the next month. Thanks to them for finding this fact!

14 comments:

Wayne said...

Your pic got my curiosity going. I blew the picture up as much as I could and still couldn't properly read the banner.
It turns out the event is well covered on the net. It's the 150th anniversary of Central Park. There was a design competition back in 1850 something, which was won by Frederic Law Olmstead and his partner, Calvert Vaux, who never seems to get any credit. Their design was called Greensward and that is what the larger type on the banner says.
$25.00 seems a bit steep for a ride but I'm sure there are lots of takers.

DaveM said...
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DaveM said...

Terrible typing and spelling in my first comment, lets try again....

Up Up and away eh!

Thanks Wayne for the info.

Olivier said...

mais que fait l'aerophare d'Évry à NYC, il est peut être en vacances ;o)). Surprenant cette immense ballon.
En réponse à ton interrogation : Des balades en ballons gonflés à l'hélium offrant une vue spectaculaire sur Central Park sont proposées au public jusqu'au 22 août pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire de la conception de l'un des parcs les plus célèbres au monde. Cela doit étre superbe à faire , j'en rêverais. Voir lien sur NY1.


but that is aerophare of Evry in NYC, it may be on vacation o)). Surprenant this huge ball.
In response to your question: walks inflated balloons with helium offering a spectacular view of Central Park are offered to the public until August 22 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the conception of one of the most famous parks in the world . It must be wonderful to be done, I rêverais. See link NY1 .

Olivier said...

mince je réponds apres Wayne, j'avais pas vu sa réponse. Donc je fais doublon ;o)

I say thin after Wayne, I had not seen his response. So I do duplicate ;o)

Blue Wave 707 said...

A balloon ride in Central Park would be quite neat from a photographer's perspective, and even would be a great tourist attraction as well.

Lori said...

Wow, thanks Wayne and Olivier for the information. I had no idea! I should have gone into the park to see what was happening. Thanks for solving the mystery!

marley said...

Well spotted! I bet the view down on the park was great. Monday here is hot, hot, hot. No air at all. I can't believe I'm going to say this but we could do with some rain!

the plainsman said...

Have missed your photos and have been thinking of them, finally some time to come back and happy to see that you have continued with that keen eye of yours. Missed too much to digest all at once, made it back to "Wave Hill" incidently, a spot I have not been and after seeing your post, will add it to the "to-do soon's."

The Chief said...

Gorgeous treetops! I love Central Park!

You should go for a ride while they're doing it!!!

• Eliane • said...

I had no idea either. I wouldn't mind a little trip in a balloon either. Although. i think I would prefer this in a "softer" landscape, in the country... in case we need to land somewhere, I'd rather have some grass or moss for surface. ;)

Ming the Merciless said...

Saw a new story on it. Yeap, it's the new attraction at Central Park -- hot air balloon rides.

John Roberts said...

It looks like it belongs there!

Gudl said...

That is a beautiful photo!
Great capture.
It must be nice to float over Central Park!