Once upon a time the natural remedy to the gravitation laid in the obscure rules of the air that lifted things up and pushed them to somewhere, fuelled by chance and opportunity.
Then, men made up some bizarre devices and everything got much more complicated.
In the 18th Century those dreamers were still estimating the distance between the reason and the crash, while in 1782 Montgolfier brothers delivered the first hot air balloon for the human-carrying flight and just a year later a couple of madcap pilots jumped into that basket and rose up.
and all sort of pilots.
Waiting for the wind to calm down.
The day was almost over when it got lighter and wow!
Open flames, big fans..
busy people behind the scene.
In a few moments the colored nylon sea came back to life and turned into a great show!
The largest European hot air balloon can house up to 20 passengers.
Here they are, soaring in the air at sunset.
Italy, Ferrara, Balloon Festival, 2011 – Sept. 9-18.