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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekly Winners, Up, Up and Away ...

 

 

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Launching a hot air balloon.
I think I’ll just let the images speak for themselves …


 








 































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29 comments:

The French Bear said...

Wow, those are incredible shots!!! What beautiful work!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

moneythoughts said...

I like your pictures of the balloon, but I have no desire to ride in one. For me they are fun to look at.

Riet said...

Wat een schitterende foto's .Niet van professionel te onderschijden.
Riet in Nederland

Tara R. said...

Fabulous set! I would love to ride in a hot air balloon. The shot of just the flame and the inside of the balloon, where you can see the heat waves, is stunning.

secret agent mama said...

You documented this superbly!

Kristi said...

Did you get to go up?? Looks fun but scary, I don't think I am brave enough!

WackyMummy said...

Wow! Looks like a lot of hard work!

Wanda said...

You really captured the power and strength it took to launch something that eventually looks so effortless and graceful! Like life in a way!

James said...

Fantastic shots! Up,up and away! :-)

Gattina said...

Terrific ! and you ? didn't you go with them ??

Jeanette said...

I've always wanted to go ballooning! Love the photos!

Avril said...

Fantastic photos! You don't actually realise what goes into launching a balloon until you see these photos! Looks tough!
But once up, I have heard, it's absolutely amazing! Would LOVE to try it!

Nik said...

It's one of my life goals, actually, to be able to ride in a hot air balloon. Seeing this just reinforced that wish! Great collection!

Amy said...

Oh wonderful pictures! It looks like hard work - my goodness! My 7 year old son was fascinated by this series!

Melli said...

WOW! It really IS a phenomenal process isn't it?! And a LOT of HARD work! Amazing set of pics Jientje!!! Verrrrry nice!

Jientje said...

@ The French Bear: Thank you Margaret!
@ Moneythoughts: Can I call you Fred? Glad you enjoyed them!
@ Riet: Wat een mooi compliment! Dank u!
@ Tara R: Thank you, I had fun!
@ secret agant mama: You should have been there, it was fun!
@ Kristi: No, unfortunately no.
@ WackyMommy: You can say that again!
@ Wanda: You've got that right. That's what I wanted you to see!
@ James: ... In my beautiful, my beautiful balloon ....
@ Gattina: Nope.
@ Jeannette: Me too. Still do!
@ Avril: Me too. Oh and it IS tough!
@ Nik: Thanks!
@ Amy: Cute! I'm glad you both got to enjoy them!
@ Melli: Thanks Melli, You had to wait a little but it was worth it, wasn't it?

Thom said...

Boy that looks like a lot of hard work getting it ready. I so want to ride in one of those now :) Great photos my Belgian Bombshell

Becky said...

Like they say over here at the Cape when the space shuttle goes up, we have lift off! So pretty but scary to me! Great shots capturing the moment!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Wow - I've never seen one of those up close.
Bravo Jientje - Bravo!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Did one of your pictures some someone standing in the Balloon which will eventually become the top?? Thank you for sharing the pictures, it is true that a "Picture Speaks a Thousand Words".

Now I want to go for a Balloon ride someday.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

That was supposed to be "Show Someone" tired eyes I have.

Loree said...

Oh I'd love to go up in one of those.

Mar said...

Ohhhh, what an event and fantastic shots!
I will be singing that song all day :)

Bim said...

I adore the whole balloon series - in this post and below.
I love the ones with the guy standing inside at the very back of the balloon. I suppose he gets out before the flames are lit?!

Quilly said...

Oh how cool! I wish I could have been there and enjoyed that with you -- except I would have probably climbed into the basket to go for a ride!

Maggie's Mind said...

Finally catching up, but these are amazing shots. Hot air balloons are just awesome. I've never gotten to really be around them up close as much as I'd like to, but these pictures are like being there.

lisaschaos said...

These are great! I love the gloves!

Linda Higgins said...

I can't believe that you didn't go for a ride! Now those would be fantastic shots also. I thought that this was one of my favorites! I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride! Maybe some day! (sigh) FANTASTIC show! did you write the poetry? I LOVED the POETRY!

Corina - Down to Earth Mama said...

The shots truly capture what hard work it takes to launch the balloon. Love the shots.

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