THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Juxtaposition

Not quite sure if my first image

fits the juxtaposition theme…

However, it does portray the very new and

the very old station building.

This is probably a better fit.

Three forms of transport around Melbourne.

The third being the tram in the background.

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Thursday’s Special: Juxtaposition

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Last week I left off just as…

our hot air balloons were being filled with cold air.

However, it wasn’t long before hot air was being pushed in…

and the balloons were beginning to stand upright.

I think this looked spectacular in the half dark…

 and would like to see what our balloon looked liked

when it was given a warm blast of air.

Without much further ado we lifted off gracefully…

into a chilly Melbourne sky.
No engine roar, or thrust back into one’s seat…

just the knowledge that if I jumped out

it was going to take longer and longer

before I landed on terra firma!

Two other ballooning companies were aloft that morning.

And these are never before seen views of Melbourne…

before sunrise.

Little did we know that the GoPro camera

was set to take a photo every 5 seconds.

We were not expecting to be emailed

around 135 photos as part of the deal,

but extremely grateful to receive them.

Every now and again we would see this sight.

If you look carefully you will see a GoPro hanging

on the left side of this balloon.

 Although the moon had not set the first of the sun’s rays

were beginning to light up some of

the taller building in Melbourne’s CBD.

 More next week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

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I have to thank…
African animals again…

 although these Meerkat shots were taken in Melbourne Zoos.

Then the only N word I could find was…

Numbers.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-M-or-N

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Hot Air Ballooning

Some photos of other balloons aloft…

on last Wednesday morning…

over Melbourne.

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Melbourne before sunrise

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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On Tuesday evening we checked into a

Melbourne Hotel for the second time in 5 days

and prayed for good weather the next morning.

This week we chose the

Grand Chancellor in Lonsdale Street.

 I think the Grand Chancellor is a bit older than the apartments

we booked last week, however it more than compared to

many of the European Hotels we stayed at last September.

Lonsdale Street at 0430 Wednesday morning, waiting for…

The Picture This Ballooning mini van to collect us.

After a quick coffee and paperwork…there is always

paperwork these days…we drove to the launch site

and began to help prepare the balloon.

Helping was voluntary and unloading the basket

only meant a bit of a tug as the trailer moved forward.

Once it had tipped up like this the pilot gave us

some more safety commentary after which the trailer

was pull clear of the basket.

I always thought that hot air balloons were filled with hot air!

Wrong again…but don’t tell MGW.

The only air in the balloon at this stage is  cold air

being blown in by that large red fan beside the basket.

More next week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk