Thanks to Montgolfier Brothers of France, in 1783 history of mankind witnessed how it feels to be flying like a bird or perhaps sailing like wind. Imagining so… When you look down from 500 metres above the earth, what would you see ? How would you feel ? Would you feel like an object encircling the earth ? Would you wish to touch those forests down below ? Or discharge the rooster of its sunrise duties & just shout out loud a friendly hello to the world below announcing the rising of sun ?
First flight of hot air balloon took off at Versailles with Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette & the nobles gazing out from the windows of Château deVersailles.
17th September 1783
At the blast of a cannon, at 1 pm, a sheep, duck and cockerel entered the round wicker basket tied to the balloon by a rope…
Then who was the first man ever to fly aboard a montgolfière (French name for hot air balloon) ? Find out here in the Complete anecdote
My montgolfière experience
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Then I believe a series of pictures would do justice to the story I want to share with you.
“As long as there is someone waiting for us on the other end of the journey, we will look forward to reaching our destination. Even if it was not our family or a friend, we had our crew members waiting for us to land safely. And that’s all mattered.” – Author