In the Swiss village of Chateau d'Eau January 23 opened a week of aeronautics. More than 80 participants from 15 countries will take part in the festival, which is traditionally held at this time in the Alpine resort. Due to its microclimate, it is one of the most ideal places for ballooning.
Drawings on the snow, the view from a balloon. (Reuters / Valentin Flauraud)
Up in the air. (Reuters / Valentin Flauraud)
Balloonist check burner balloon. (Reuters / Valentin Flauraud)