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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.