We visited the TT Balloon Festival in Assen yesterday evening. About 15 hot-air balloons, among which several special shapes, went up in the air next to the TT circuit. The biggest and most spectacular special shape balloon was this really HUGE motorbike! Here the balloon is still being filled with hot air..
Slowly slowly getting up..
And there it is! The bike is 46 meters (150 ft) wide and 37 meters (121 ft) high.
And there the balloon is taking-off! A banner hanging down from the basket advertises for the Dutch TT, a major motorcycle event that will be held at the TT-circuit in Assen next Sunday 26 June, as part of the MotoGP World Championship.
Watching it lift up in the air, slowly getting higher..
I will post more photos from the event in the coming days.