Alburquerque Balloon Fiesta

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 2 through 10, 2010. From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States. Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That's the size of Balloon Fiesta Park's 78-acre launch field! And at this Park's "playing field," there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action. Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can't hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can't feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you. Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25
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Date Created 10/10/2010
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David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Another stunning pano from Gigaview! I even like the effects from where the balloon took off while you were mid capture...
douglas Over 1 year ago
Agreed, keep the great panos coming.
GigaView Over 1 year ago
As David pointed out, the many "stitching errors" in this panorama are the result of balloons and people moving between photos. This can sometimes create interesting effects, but the overall sensation is one of movement and that is an important part of the Balloon Fiesta experience.
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