UP UP and away

I know I sound like a skipping record or CD but Thesis has been behaving well. Like all great things, she is making me work for her affection. Slowly but surely, it is paying off. As a result, my grammar and spelling mistakes have decreased slightly and I write longer emails to my friends. Anyway that was an unnecessary digression.

Because, I am progressing well in my studies and my birthday passed without me realizing it, a friend of mine decided to give me a treat; to give me a whole new perspective on life so to speak.

Here it is….

Hot air balloon

Picture by JG.

The company that organises the flights have been in business since 1989 and according to them, they have 100% safety and injury free record. Not bad for a 20 something year old company. It only operates during the summer and if the weather is good, I suggest you give them a call. I will give you details at the end of the post.

So back to the perspective… I got a better look at the city and its surroundings. So I give you what I could capture during the one hour of flight.

Jyväskylä from the north

Jyväskylä from the north… I never noticed all those lakes.

Best way to beat traffic at anytime

Best way to beat traffic at anytime.

If you look closely, there is a moose in the picture.... Safari experience.

If you look closely, there is a moose in the picture…. Safari experience.

That yellow reflection in the water keeps following me...

That yellow reflection in the water keeps following me…

Even at this height, your shadow is your reliable companion.

Even at this height, your shadow is your reliable companion.

Steady and experienced hand at work. Plus he is a really nice guy.

Steady and experienced hand at work. Plus he is a really nice guy.

What I see when I look up... not much

What I see when I look up… not much.

When we landed, we had a small drink to celebrate yet another successful flight. Kippis or Cheers or Skol

When we landed, we had a small drink to celebrate yet another successful flight. Kippis or Cheers or Skol.

The company’s website is http://www.aeronaut.fi/. It is in Finnish and the other option is Russian but if you send them an email in English (email address is at the bottom of the home page) or call them, they can assist you.