SWF: Balloons over Thebes


Go enjoy views and skies from around the globe at SkyWatchFriday.

I shot these pictures whilst on an early morning hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Egypt.


And these traveling

Globes of thin air, red, green,


The heart like wishes or free

– Sylvia Plath


The thick shimmering white line seen in the photograph below is the great River Nile.


February 2009

Luxor, Egypt

Have a good SWF, a lovely weekend and to those who celebrate, a very Happy Easter.




15 Responses to “SWF: Balloons over Thebes”

  1. Fabulous photos of the balloons, the last one is definately my favourite, thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend
    Regina In Pictures

  2. I like the one in the middle. I wouldn’t dare ride one myself. Great to see pic, closest I’ll ever get one. Fantastis wiew! Happy SWF!

  3. Beautiful scenery!.
    I can imagine.. Thanks for a ride. 😉

  4. I have never wanted to take a balloon ride. It sure makes some nice photos. My skywatch photo is on my Brookville Daily Photo blog.

  5. We go to a balloon fest every year but I just can’t bring myself to go up in one.

  6. I’ve never been up in a hot air balloon. The view is lovely. Looks like a lot of other balloonists were enjoying the view too!

  7. I’ve never seen a skywatch photo with a balloon floating over the Nile before. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and unusual photos!

  8. Wow, I’m a sucker for hot air balloon pictures. These are great!

  9. That must of been an incredible experience and one I have to try out someday.

  10. Balloons are always such fabulous sky images.

  11. Ever since I read Jules Verne, I have wanted to go on a balloon flight. Unfortunately, my doctors forbid it, so it was doubly nice to fly with you and over a place I have linged to visit.

  12. Celine, the Plath quote is perfect to accompany these dazzling photographs. I’m glad you pointed out the River Nile.

    I went to your “Fugue” blog and enjoyed your cricket post. Although I’m not familiar with it, it’s always fun to read what you have to say about a subject. For some reason, the comment page would not load for me, so I came over here!

    By the way, I’m on a rather slow DSL connection on this computer; that’s most likely why the page wouldn’t load.

  13. wow! thrilling!

  14. i always wish to ride in this balloons..thanks for sharing this lovely pix

  15. beautiful bird’s eye view of he place!

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