Monday, January 29, 2007

Chateau d'Oex draws 25k spectators on Sunday

Well it must be pretty..


24 Heures, Fre and Chateau d'Oex tourism, Fre - The Chateau d'Oex hot air
balloon festival, a popular annual event, had perfect weather Sunday, with
25,000 spectators - half of all visitors during the nine-day festival.
Weather hampered the event early in the week but Friday and Saturday some 90
balloons lifted off each day. Nocturnal ballooning Friday night, with a
light show and music, pulled in a crowd of 10,000. The event drew 147 pilots
from 27 countries, including a group of Russians who drove 8,000 km to
participate.

http://www.genevalunch.com/node/2849

Visit flyingB's Flickr photos of the event and notice the small child
hanging off a tilting basket, who was the safety officer ;-)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingbee/

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