Pythian Games

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the basket of possibility

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Bristol, a city of famous seafarers, travelers and adventurers, was my birthplace. It is also home to the first hot air balloon factory of Don Cameron . In keeping with the traveler within me, it is therefore fitting that my culture basket should the basket of a hot air balloon. I never thought I would ever get the chance to fly in a hot air balloon – symbol of my dreams – but I have, 3 times. Each flight was magical. The silence of the early morning, the quality of the light and, above all the silence – except for the roar of the flames holding the balloon above.

culture basket

hot air balloon

hot air balloon

hot air balloons

All those qualities of the early adventurers are my cultural heritage: invention, imagination, creativity, dreams, inspiration and the thirst for knowledge.

(the photos were taken at the 11th world hot air balloon festival, Meysembourg, Luxembourg, in August 1993)

Written by traveller2006

June 28, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Art, Baskets

6 Responses

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  1. Excellent idea – baskets of possibilty – and your cultural heritage held therein – invention, imagination, creativity, dreams, inspiration and the thirst for knowledge. Wonderful!
    I have always wanted to glide above in a hot air balloon – maybe someday…

    Kerry

    June 28, 2008 at 3:28 pm

  2. Glorious! The feeling of lightness and flight – truly a basket of dreams.

    gailkav

    June 28, 2008 at 10:59 pm

  3. Wonderful imagery. Fran

    Fran

    June 29, 2008 at 12:34 am

  4. i love the images with this! Excellent choice of basket.

    Pearlz

    June 29, 2008 at 8:48 am

  5. Fabulous – I love the mind-mapping that is on the stamping of balloons…wonderful images and a wonderful idea.

    Jill

    June 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm

  6. A basket outside of the basket box! I can imagine how peaceful that silence is, too.

    jodhiay

    July 5, 2008 at 4:20 pm


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