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The rise of the Skywhale

By johnboy - 11 May 2013 27

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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.

And Deref sent in a bunch:

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?


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27 Responses to
The rise of the Skywhale
1
gentoopenguin 6:05 pm
11 May 13
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It was breathtaking in its ugliness and sheer artistic indulgence….I kind of liked it in real life.

2
aydee 6:33 pm
11 May 13
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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

3
ErkzO 6:33 pm
11 May 13
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Maybe its breast if this balloon is not exposed to minors….

4
bundah 6:34 pm
11 May 13
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The underbelly of the beast certainly got my attention so they may as well milk it for all its worth.

5
MERC600 9:13 am
12 May 13
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Great photography by using the window reflection.

6
blind 10:36 pm
12 May 13
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AAAAAAAHHHHHHH

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

7
spinact 9:00 am
13 May 13
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The view from below is breathtaking……….

8
johnboy 2:13 pm
15 May 13
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Even Cory Doctorow is talking about skywhale:

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

9
johnboy 2:21 pm
16 May 13
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10
Watson 2:42 pm
16 May 13
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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.

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johnboy 2:51 pm
16 May 13
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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

12
Thumper 3:32 pm
16 May 13
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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

13
poetix 3:33 pm
16 May 13
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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…

14
Watson 3:55 pm
16 May 13
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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.

15
Ben_Dover 4:38 pm
16 May 13
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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.

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