Thought for the day….” To be blind is bad, but it is worse to have eyes and not see”
” Success is the marriage of opportunity and preparation”.
1783 was the date of the first passenger-carrying flights in a hot air balloon, although the ‘passengers’ were actually a duck,sheep and a rooster. It was the Montgolfier brothers in France who were the first human passengers, flying over Paris for 20 minutes. Compare this to the world record flight of the balloon, Breitling 3, which flew around the world in 1999. And a balloon piloted by Vijaypat Singhania (India) in 2005 flew to over 68 000 feet/21 000 m. Today’s photo comes from Cappadocia in Turkey, showing one of the many balloons that fly over some very unusual landscapes. If you are in Turkey then the balloon flights at Goreme are a must, highly recommended.
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