Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013

Every August hundreds of hot air balloon pilots and their crews descend on Ashton Court in Bristol for the annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. My planned flight on Friday was cancelled due to high winds (and my lack of enthusiasm to go up in high winds) but, luckily, Saturday morning was clear and calm. Nearly one hundred balloons took off for Saturday’s mass ascent. The fiesta runs until today (Sunday).

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com
Snow White had an air of Playmobile about her…

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com
If you look closely you’ll see people all over the bridge and observation tower watching us fly over.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com
I love the guy stood in the middle of the road watching the balloons. Take that traffic!

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com
It always amazes me how many people have trampolines.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com

(4) Comments Write a comment

  1. Incredible photos, they’ve really made me want to go up in a balloon. Also, can you believe, people don’t just have one trampolene, they have two?! :)

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    • Thanks Rachel! I was pretty impressed with the two trampolines. They’re not particularly big gardens either…

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  2. Amazing set of images! I crew for a balloon team in my spare time and these really capture the essence of what it’s about!

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