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Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe's largest ballooning event.

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Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, which is Europe’s largest ballooning event which officially begins on Friday

Balloonists Take To The Skies For The Bristol International Balloon Festival...BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  The Above and Beyond charity balloon is inflated in Queen Square ahead of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on August 5, 2014 in Bristol, England. Now in its 36th year, the Fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many as the home of modern ballooning.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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The Above and Beyond charity balloon is inflated in Queen Square ahead of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on Tuesday in Bristol, England. Now in its 36th year, the fiesta is Europe’s largest annual hot-air balloon event in the city that is seen by many as the home of modern ballooning. Read more

SS Great Britain ...The 25 metre long mainyard is lifted into place on Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol as preparations begin for the attraction's Go Aloft that will allow the public to climb the rigging and out onto the mainyardl. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 20, 2013. Visitors will be able to step into the shoes of a Victorian sailor and be able to scale the rigging for a unique view of Bristol. See PA story SEA Brunel. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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From April 2014, visitors to the SS Great Britain will be allowed to walk the yardarm and scale the rigging for a Victorian sailor’s view of Bristol, where the ship is moored. The Go Aloft adventure will be an educational and interactive experience of life on board a 19th century passenger steam ship Read more

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

Hot air balloons float over Bristol after taking off from Greville Smyth Park, Bristol in preparation for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013, which will see balloon pilots from all over the world gather in Ashton Court Estate for the four day festival.

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Hot-air balloons float over Bristol after taking off from the city’s Greville Smyth Park, in preparation for the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013.

General view ofCosmo Sarson's mural of Jesus breakdancing that he has painted on the 8.5 metre wall beside The Canteen in Stokes Croft and is being officially unveiled this evening is reflected in a window, on June 11, 2012 in Bristol, England. The artist was commissioned by The Canteen to paint the wall, which is directly opposite Banksy's Mild Mild West. The controversial 'Breakdancing Jesus', which took 4 days to paint and involved a kilo of glitter and was inspired by an actual event in the Vatican where breakdancers performed to an applauding Pope John Paul II in 2004, is likely to be the latest attraction for graffiti tourists visiting Bristol, often seen the spiritual home of underground artist Banksy.

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Cosmo Sarson’s mural of Jesus breakdancing, painted on a 8.5 metre wall beside The Canteen in Stokes Croft, Bristol in England, was officially unveiled on Tuesday evening. Read more