Thousands of people descended on Ashton Court in Bristol last night for the night glow, one of the highlights of the city's balloon fiesta.
Around 30 hot air balloons were lit up in time to music in the now world-famous spectacle. Events continue today with the first mass ascent of the festival going ahead this morning - weather permitting.
The 34th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta got underway today. More than half a million people are expected to attend over the next four days.
And as ever, tonight's main attraction will be the nightglow.
Half a million people are expected at Ashton Court for the four days of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which starts today.
Around 20 balloons arrived bright and early for a mass descent over Bristol this morning to mark the launch of the city's balloon fiesta which begins this weekend.
More than a quarter of a million people are expected to attend the four day event, making it one of the largest outdoor events in the country.
Jonty Messer reports:
Blue skies and light winds were perfect conditions for the 20 balloons which took off over Bristol this morning ahead of this weekend's balloon fiesta.
Trying to keep the basket upright when landing can be difficult . . .
Around 20 balloons arrived bright and early for a mass descent over Bristol this morning to mark the launch of the Bristol balloon fiesta which begins this weekend.