Thursday, 17 June 2010

Goreme city center, Cappadocia

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology and is a subset of balloon aircraft.

Ballooning raise the air temperature inside the envelope makes it lighter than the surrounding (ambient) air. The balloon floats because of the buoyant force exerted on it. This force is the same force that acts on objects when they are in water and is described by Archimedes' principle.

What is ballooning without beautiful weather and lovely panoramic view?

Cappadocia, gradually eroded to create spectacular geological formations like the area's famous "fairy chimneys".

It lies in eastern Anatolia, in the center of what is now Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks.