This summer in Chambley, France, the sky turned technicolor. For ten days, the 11th Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons festival took over the skies, as 329 pilots floated up, up and away.
It's the greatest international ballooning festival in the world, with participants from seven continents arriving at Lorraine Nature Park and turning it into BalloonVille.
The first festival was set up to celebrate the bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989, and it's been held every other year since then.
It's a way of encouraging fraternity among people of all nationalities. But it's also strikingly beautiful. Wish we'd been there. Thank goodness for flickr. RM