As the oldest successful form of human-carrying flight technology, the ingenious application of basic scientific principles for hot air balloons have transcended from the centuries-old creations to use for recreation and sport today. Festivals and competitions have spawned a wide array of contraptions from inventive forms of advertising to some of the most bizarre and crazy designs in the form of hot dogs, funky animals, weird monsters, ‘fearsome’ dragons, and even space shuttles.
Inside of the US Bank balloon. Photo Chris Breeze
Under the Canadian flag. Photo Heidiwholeness
Harrison Park, London. Photo Ian Duke