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36th Balloon Fiesta held in Bristol

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08-09-2014 19:17 BJT

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.

Coloured balloons rose majestically into the evening sunset as Bristol's 36th Balloon Fiesta got underway.

Special Shapes balloons entertained crowds from 6am, with dozens multi-coloured balloons firing up, creating a huge vista of light and colour over the estate.

Bristol is the only one place in the world that the public will see as many as 156 balloons all go up at once.

Paul Dopson, has been a pilote for three years and shares his feelings as a balloonist.

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.

"Flying in a hot air balloon is probably one of the purest form of aviation. You literally fly on the wind, you reply on the wind on your direction. Its just such a wonderful feeling," balloon pilot Paul Dopson said.

There were not just traditional balloons - huge inflatable animals also bobbed around, going down a storm with the younger generation. There was even a giant Smurf in the midst of the shapes.

All this has attracted half a million people to come and watch the spectacle.

The event will continue to tenth of September. As it’s Europe’s biggest hot air balloon event, brings in an estimate £13 million pounds to the local economy.

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.

In Bristol, England, hundreds of thousands of people have descended on the 36th Balloon Fiesta, to enjoy hundreds of hot air balloons soaring through the sky.


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