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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Skyline Panoramic Picture - New Mexico

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Skyline Panoramic Picture - New Mexico

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This panoramic photograph of Albuquerque was taken by James Blakeway. Albuquerque's original attraction was its location near the Rio Grande and its water. As World War II ushered in the atomic age, New Mexico became a center for research and development. Every October, Albuquerque hosts an International Balloon Fiesta, ballooning's largest and most spectacular event, attracting as many as 1000 hot air and gas balloons. During the 9 day event, several early morning mass ascensions take place with hundreds of balloons ascending in a short period of time, creating a truly spectacular sight.
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Panoramic Pictures

Beginning in 1972, panoramic images from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta capture some of the most colorful air attractions on earth in a yearly hot air balloon festival taking place in early October. As a nine day event commonly drawing over 700 balloons, Albuquerque panoramic photography taken during the Balloon Fiesta captures the largest international hot air balloon event. Many years, as many as 100,000 spectators come to watch the colorful air scenery during the event where they have the unique educational opportunity to experience hot air balloon flight procedures.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta panoramas capture the most exciting event during the day, which is the takeoff of hundreds of hot air balloons in short succession. The skies surrounding the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico become a rainbow of colors, with traditional hot air balloons to fantastically-shaped designs filling the skies for many miles around.

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