Ballon Ride Zürcher Oberland
These pictures were taken during a balloon ride with
Heissluft Ballonclub ürichsee on 26 October 2003. We started from Guldenen at Forch and the wind blew us into Toggenburg. Hint for the next balloon ride in winter: wear warm pants and shoes. The head gets heated by the burner and the feet start freezing. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the balloon itself. Sunday, October 26, 2003, 13 photos.
The forest nearby Guldenen (Forch) with early snow as seen from a rising hot air balloon with Forest at Guldenen: Heissluft Ballonclub Zürichsee. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
View from a hot air balloon with Lake Zurich and the Alps: Heissluft Ballonclub Zürichsee above the highlands of canton Zurich. Here's the Lake Zurich with the ferries between Horgen and Meilen. In the background rising from the mist are the Swiss Alps. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
The farmhouse and shop Iserig-Hof: Iserig-Hof nearby the villages Egg and Mönchaltorf. The road is Iserig Strasse. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
Nearby Lake Greifen lies the village Mönchaltorf in the Zurich highlands. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003 Mönchaltorf:
The farmhouses "Im Chislig" (left) and "Im Heiwinkel" (right). The trees in the middle of the image are on the shore of the small creek Mönchaltorfer Aa which flows into Lake Greifen. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003 Farmhouses:
The gravel pit nearby the village Gravel Pit Gossau: Gossau/ZH on the right hand side. On the upper edge of the image one sees the village Grüt. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
Lake Pfäffikon with Pfäffikon/ZH on the left hand side and the lido Lake Pfäffikon: Strandbad Auslikon on the right hand side. The village Seegräben with the now famous Juckerfarm is visible in the foreground. On the hills in the background lies the village Hittnau. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
The waste incineration plant KEZO (Kehrichtverbrennungsanlage Zürcher Oberland) at Hinwil. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003 KEZO Hinwil:
The district in upper Wetzikon where my parents and my sister lived. My mother didn't know that we were in a hot air balloon. I called her on the mobile phone and told her to step out and look for a hot air ballon. If you see a white dot on a terrace, that's her waving a blanket. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003 Upper Wetzikon:
Yet another gravel pit. This time nearby the village Bäretswil. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003 Gravel Pit Bäretswil:
View from a Bachtel, Lake Zurich and the Alps: hot air ballon. The hill in the foreground is the Bachte. Behind you can see Lake Zurich and the dam between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon/SZ. The two islands are Lützelau and Ufenau. On the horizon the Swiss Alps. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
View from a Forest with snow: hot air ballon to a farm house in a snow-covered forest, somewhere in the area of the Töss valley. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003
View from a Swiss Alps: hot air ballon above Töss valley towards Swiss Alps.