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Early morning lift off – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

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.

WORDPRESS-Turkey-balloon

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Photo of the Day Saturday 13th April 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Do not judge each day by the harvest that you reap, but by the seeds that you plant”

“Thousands of candles can be lit by a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.”.

Hot air ballooning dates back to 1783, when Pilatre De Rozier sent a sheep, duck and a rooster up in a balloon.   It was the Montgolfier brothers who took to the skies over Paris for 20 minutes.  The Breitling Orbiter 3 was the first balloon to go around the world, flying a total distance of 42 812km.

A clear evening in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, and a balloon drifts gently over the city in the last hours of the day……

Balloon

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