Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Community

Experts in Wills, Trusts
& Estate Planning

The rise of the Skywhale

By johnboy - 11 May 2013 27

skywhale

We’ve had some photos in from this morning’s flight of the Skywhale over Canberra.

Hannah sent in the above with this:

The Skywhale launch this morning was really great. People were whooping and clapping as it took off, and Robyn Archer got us to “hip hip horray” it.

crowd

Here’s the full slideshow:

Got some you’d like to add? Send them in to images@the-riotact.com .


UPDATE: We’ve had further photos in from Gentoopenguin and In The Taratory. Tara also sent vid:

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
27 Responses to
The rise of the Skywhale
Ben_Dover 4:38 pm 16 May 13

johnboy said :

She’s going up this Saturday and the ABC is running a comp for a place onboard:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/05/16/3760577.htm?site=canberra

Second prize is two places onboard.

Watson 3:55 pm 16 May 13

johnboy said :

She’s going up this Saturday and the ABC is running a comp for a place onboard:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/05/16/3760577.htm?site=canberra

Thanks! 7am on a Saturday. It seems unlikely we’ll get organised early enough, but I’ll try my very best.

poetix 3:33 pm 16 May 13

johnboy said :

She’s going up this Saturday and the ABC is running a comp for a place onboard:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/05/16/3760577.htm?site=canberra

oh wouldn’t that be just lovely…

Thumper 3:32 pm 16 May 13

I missed her little hop across the lake so I shall be there on Saturday with bells, or boobs, or whatever…

Oh thou art ugly
oh skywhale
though you doth float like booby thing
in the air

johnboy 2:51 pm 16 May 13

She’s going up this Saturday and the ABC is running a comp for a place onboard:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/05/16/3760577.htm?site=canberra

Watson 2:42 pm 16 May 13

I cannot believe how hard it is to find out anything about when it will be on display again. The rumour was that it would take off again this weekend, but I cannot find anything about this anywhere. It does peeve me that the arty-farty powers that be don’t seem to care about giving us mere mortals a chance to enjoy this artwork in real life before it leaves us forever. If it remains just a picture in the paper, it might as well have been commissioned by Hobart for all I care.

johnboy 2:21 pm 16 May 13
johnboy 2:13 pm 15 May 13

Even Cory Doctorow is talking about skywhale:

http://boingboing.net/2013/05/14/canberra-skywhale-fanciful-b.html

spinact 9:00 am 13 May 13

The view from below is breathtaking……….

blind 10:36 pm 12 May 13

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH

So happy. So so happy. Skywhale we love you!

MERC600 9:13 am 12 May 13

Great photography by using the window reflection.

bundah 6:34 pm 11 May 13

The underbelly of the beast certainly got my attention so they may as well milk it for all its worth.

ErkzO 6:33 pm 11 May 13

Maybe its breast if this balloon is not exposed to minors….

aydee 6:33 pm 11 May 13

The artist of this talks about “What if mammals learnt to fly”.

BATS!

This balloon is still as ugly as dog balls. Real life. Pictures. What a waste of money

gentoopenguin 6:05 pm 11 May 13

It was breathtaking in its ugliness and sheer artistic indulgence….I kind of liked it in real life.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site