Hot air balloons championship

I’ve been to one of the flights of Franch hot air balloons championship (Championnat de France de Montgolfières) this year. It was hold in the huge garden of a Loire valley castle.

On my way to the show, I hit to a terrible trafic jam, so I arrived almost late.

Not quite, the balloons were just getting ready.
get ready

getting ready

Everybody was taking pictures.
taking pictures

I’ve managed slip to the front.


Lighted by the flame and the setting sun.

Off it went.
off it went

The castle, Chateau de Brissac, where the balloons taken off from it’s garden, at 18h44, half an hour before the flight.
chateau Brissac

At 20h00.
chateau de brissac

Photos taken on 29 August 2013.

11 thoughts on “Hot air balloons championship”

  1. Chere Mme May

    Beautiful photographs everywhere on your blog – but because of my penchant for reflected images l particularly love this series of pictures.



  2. How beautiful! I just love the photos with the colorful reflections! We have the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta every October here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’ll be on our 24th year at the fiesta this year and it’s just as exciting as ever! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. I love the relections too, had great plesure to photograph them. I am very happy that you like them! Hope you enjoy your Balloon Fiesta!

  3. Fantastic Gallery! This is BIG on my bucket list . Just beautiful!

    1. Thank you! They were championship balloons and not taking passengers, but there were some commercial balloons in the other side, you pay and go for a ride, I didn’t. I might do it one day 🙂

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