Hot Air Balloon Neighborhood Landing - Stock image
Albuquerque - New Mexico, Crowd, Entertainment Event, Event, Exhibition
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - October 11, 2006: A hot air balloon pilot sets his craft down in a neighborhood street - having launched from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - the largest such festival in the world. It started in 1972 and takes place in early October, lasting 9 days. Hundreds of other balloons look for landing sites in the background. Ground crews scurry to grab guylines and secure the balloons as the pilots ease their gondolas onto the pavement.