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The shadow of the balloon falls on the intersection of President and E. Lombard.


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A view of the balloon landing pad and the Port Discovery Children's Museum.


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"Look at mom's funny hair!"


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400 feet up.


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Cable reel and winch.


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Waiting to board the balloon.


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The entrance to Port Discovery.


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City Hall and the heliport on top of Police Headquarters.


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Looking southwest toward the Powerplant, National Aquarium and Federal Hill.


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A closeup of the tether cable.


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Note the angle of the cable against the shot tower as a 30 knot wind pushes the balloon to the south.


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The balloon's tether cable retracted all the way.


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Takeoff.


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The Lindstrand Balloons logo on the gondola. There's lots of technical information about the system on the UK site.


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Looking north up the Jones Falls Expressway.


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Looking west up Baltimore Street.


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital complex.


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The Shot Tower.


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From top down, Key Bridge, South Baltimore with Tide Point and Domino Sugar visible, and new construction along the eastern Inner Harbor.




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