Ashton Court estate

Balloonists Take To The Skies For The Bristol International Balloon Festival...BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09:  A balloon is inflated at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court estate on August 9, 2013 in Bristol, England. Due to the wind conditions, there was a less than expected number of balloons taking part in the early morning first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started yesterday. Now in its 35th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event, in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning

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A balloon is inflated at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on the Ashton Court estate on Friday in Bristol, UK. Due to the wind conditions, fewer balloons than expected took part in the early morning first mass ascent of the four-day event. Now in its 35th year, the fiesta is Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon gathering, in the city that is seen by many aficionados as the home of modern ballooning. Read more