Skywhale – Patricia Piccinini balloon for the Centenary of Canberra

This morning 8.30am the Skywhale took flight from the Holder Oval, Canberra for its 3rd voyage (2nd in Canberra). Apart from liking it from all the OUTRAGE it has provoked, it has a charm and personality that you can’t but be beguiled by. And its sheer awesome size in the flesh, what with those gi-normous nipples floating around it is something that I think changed peoples’ minds once encountering. It’s just a pity that we won’t get to see it more often.

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Skywhale ready to fly
Skywhale ready to fly
Skywhale - Blowing a lot of hot air
Skywhale – Blowing a lot of hot air
Skywhale - I was there
Skywhale – I was there
Skywhale - Firing up
Skywhale – Firing up
Skywhale - Rob
Skywhale – Rob
Look at those luscious lips!
Look at those luscious lips!
Don't let one of those nipples knock you out.
Don’t let one of those nipples knock you out.
The head starts to emerge
The head starts to emerge
Lots of nipply goodness
Lots of nipply goodness
Skywhale - those enormous nipples!
Skywhale – those enormous nipples!
The beached skywhale breaches
The beached skywhale breaches