Friday, October 2, 2009

RATE IT! Balloons Attack Tower Bridge...



...psyche! Looks like someone's PR budget just ballooned!

Londoners witnessed a unique sight this past Thursday when their iconic Tower Bridge swung open to permit a massive hot air balloon to sail through unscathed on its journey down the chilly Thames.

Marking next week's UK cinematic opening of Disney-Pixar's "Up", the hot air extravaganza featured one huge balloon covered with 500 smaller half-balloons, pulled by a trusty tugboat.

Tower Bridge typically allows only regular water craft to pass through its drawbridge but in the past has also welcomed a cheesy promotional statue of Michael Jackson back in 1995 (I was there visiting the Tower of London that day, and couldn't believe my eyes!).

(photo: Jeff Moore & PA)

3 comments:

Kari Gritzan said...

That's so cool! That's my new background picture. Thanks for blogging about it!

Kari

Lose That Girl said...

Isn't it neat? I can only imagine how awesome it must have been to see it in person.

Jennifer said...

Definitely cooler than an MJ statue. Talented as he was.

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