Balloon boulevard…

September 22, 2012 § 8 Comments

The annual Balloon Glow in Forest Park was brilliant with the hot air beasties.

More than 3,000 attendees watched up close and personally as dozens of hot air balloons were “lighting up”when the siren signal was given every 8 minutes or so after dark last Friday night.
Music, camaraderie, highland pipers, neon vendors, dogs, babies in cadillac strollers, parents relaxed in the post-sunset dark, couples holding hands and conversatoins – all party-ers for an evening on the green of an urban park…where the World’s Fair once took place more than a hundred years ago.

The balloon race was the next day. A St. Louisan won it. Balloons represented “Curves,” “Wells Fargo,” Peabody,” “Wehrenberg Theatre,” “State Farm,” “Energize,” and many many more.

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§ 8 Responses to Balloon boulevard…

  • RL says:

    As an american male, I relate to hot air conveyances! 🙂

  • Arti says:

    That’s a beautiful picture. We seldom see hot air balloons in our sky. But if we do, it’s usually the Remax one.

  • Typehype says:

    What a nice photo. I attended a similar festival in NJ last year for the first time. It was magical! I loved the whoosh and vibrant flash of fire that lifted up the balloon. Such a delightful and unexpected surprise.

  • shoreacres says:

    We have a Ballunar Festival every year – it’s next weekend! There are the usual events – a balloon glow, balloon lift-offs and competitions, plus plenty of music, food and games.

    It’s held in conjunction with NASA and is heavily space-themed. This year, one competition will involve maneuvering balloons to put a hula hoop over the nose of an inflated balloon space shuttle!

    The astronauts will be there, too, signing autographs, and of course there will be plenty of opportunity to tour NASA and see our shuttle mockup. These events are such fun – and your photo is just beautiful!

  • Bella Rum says:

    Who doesn’t love a hot air balloon? They are fanciful and beautiful and can transport you to the grocery store. Well, maybe not that last one. That photo is gorgeous. Maybe you should enter it in something.

  • marmeladegypsy says:

    Wow — as beautiful as the other photos were, this one has it beat! Glorious!

  • I have never made it to the Balloon Glow, but we did get to do a bit of chasing of the balloons this year! They are so gorgeous!!

  • That is gorgeous! Oh my gosh I want to go to one of those 🙂

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