Tribute to a Butterfly

by Liz September. 07, 2008 5813 views

See Gnatbytes 9/7 Post [photoblog.com]. The beautiful balloon Butterfly crashed this evening in Chester County, killing the pilot and sending several passengers to burn centers in the Philadelphia area.

These photos are from a July 2006 ride I took on Butterfly, and I've been intending for two years to do it again. And I will, it was a wonderful experience. But to Butterfly and her pilot - Rest In Peace.

A post-ride shot of Butterfly after we landed.

Looking up inside the balloon.

Lift off!

The view from the balloon was incredible.

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Lotofoto 11 years, 4 months ago

Oh how sad! So sorry to hear this.
Your shots are beautiful tho...

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jannie 11 years, 4 months ago

Oh what beautiful shots, but what a sad story!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mandylouwho 11 years, 4 months ago

A beautiful tribute, for such sad news.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sojourner 11 years, 4 months ago

i soooo loooove the colors! ;)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Pete 11 years, 4 months ago

great set
I like #3 and 4

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jacki 11 years, 4 months ago

This is a nice tribute.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 11 years, 4 months ago

Sorry to hear that,great shots.cd

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Cathrine Stewart 11 years, 4 months ago

Great tribute Liz! Your shots are lovely.
How sad. I only arrived back to Philly last night, so I hadn't heard the news. I am sorry, bet wishes to you, and everyone involved.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tom 11 years, 4 months ago

[b]Wonderful Tribute!! [/b]

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 11 years, 4 months ago

Oh c'est bien triste en effet !

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Maria 11 years, 4 months ago

A beautiful tribute. Thank you. So sad. :(

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gillian 11 years, 4 months ago

Sad to hear that - it must really hit home when you've ridden in the ballon that had the accident. It really was a colourful balloon.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mohd Ruslin Mohd Tamsir 11 years, 4 months ago

wow how does it feel?
i 'm quite jealous coz never have been flying hot ballons before...
nice captures though
:)))

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 11 years, 4 months ago

sorry for this news...the pics are awesome...

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Varaprasad 11 years, 4 months ago

nice tribute

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Leocheung 11 years, 4 months ago

Sad news.
But the pictures are incredible.

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