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Always in October, always the first weekend in October,
a world of color, fun, and excitement await you at
The Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
This is the most photographed event in the world and it is
the largest and most spectacular balloon gathering with
over 1,000 balloons taking part in this 9 day fiesta. I have
been photographing almost every year since 1985 and was
fortunate enough to be the "Official Phototographer" in 1991
during their 20 year celebration.

I hope you enjoy my photographs from the 1998 Fiesta.
Near-perfect flying conditions almost every day, (October 3 - 11),
drew an attendance close to 1 million paid admissons
during the nine day Fiesta, with a quarter million spectators on
the field during the first mass ascension on Saturday.

Mark your calendar now to attend the 30th annual Kodak
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta October 6-14, 2001.
There is no substitiute for actually being there! Better start making
your lodging reservations soon because the city of Albuquerque fills up
quickly, most reservations need to be made at least a year in advance.

Enjoy the photographs, "Viva la Fiesta."

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