Über den Wolken

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Our flight route

Our flight route

Back in the summer of 2008 I flew in a balloon over part of Luxembourg. I had been given a voucher for a flight by my secondary school, the Lycée Hubert Clement Esch as part of my baccalaureate, and it was sponsored by LuxGSM, so thanks to both of those. Now I actually got my diploma back in 2005, but it took the Cercle Luxembourgeois de l’Aerostation a while to take me along on a flight…
Anyway, we drove to a field near Hivange, asked the farmer for permission and got ready for take-off. I had to help get the balloon ready so there are no pictures of that. We flew over plenty of small towns that I didn’t really recognize from up above, one of the places I did recognize fairly easily though was the Aire de Berchem (and in case you were wondering, no, the police car did not stop at the stop sign), the pig farm near the Kuelbicher Haff (the latter is hidden rather well in the woods) and the Mariendaller Haff, near which we landed gently in another field – this time we didn’t ask the farmer’s permission beforehand though :) And with gently I mean that none of my camera equipment got damaged when the basket tipped over during the landing. That’s all that matters, my head has seen its share of bumps.
The title refers to the song Über den Wolken by Reinhard Mey.

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  1. Georges

    Great shots! Some pictures remind me of Yann Arthus-Bertrand. BTW does your balloonist have the initials P.K.?

    Apr 14, 2009 @ 07:54

  2. gloda

    It’s been a while, but yes I think that could fit. He was a teacher so I assume you know him from school somewhere?

    Apr 14, 2009 @ 10:13

  3. Georges

    Yes, we did our highschool studies during the same years on the same campus. :)

    Apr 14, 2009 @ 13:19

  4. Joël

    If I were Google, the next project after “StreetView” would be “BallonView”. Fucking amazing stuff!

    Apr 18, 2009 @ 18:50

  5. ech

    LOL! 11 Punkte fier d’Muh :D

    Jun 08, 2009 @ 14:47