The swimming dogs were a main attraction while waiting on line for the balloon.
a small taste of the line I first waited on.
Balloon tethred at night.
Balloon tethered at night.
Signing the waiver station.
This is the moss-covered boat pond. You can rent boats and row on this pond.
The low building on the left with the turret and parapet is the Museum of Natural History (Night at the Museum)
The dome you see in the center of this pic is the Central Park band shell.
The Conde Naste Publishing Building is the funky looking geometric building on the right.
The Boat House Restaurant
View of Central Park South
This is the ever-growing line of balloon-o-naut wanna-be's.
Between the trees, you can see Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
The low structure in this picture is the top of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you look closely, you can see the art exhibit on the rooftop gallery.
The flag seen in this picture is at Castle Clinton. This is looking toward the north end of Central Park. Castle Clinton is where the temperature readings for Manhattan are taken.
This is Sheep's Meadow in Central Park, looking south into Midtown Manhattan.
Dave: the balloon-o-naut.
This is home-base for the balloon.
Balloon soaring above the trees.
This is the view of the balloon from Bethesda Fountain
This is very similar to the first view I had of the balloon.