Friday Photos: Blow It Up

By Silvia Baretta Last edited 47 months ago
Friday Photos: Blow It Up
Jeff Koons’ giant Balloon Flower was installed in St James’s Square back in 2008. Photo by W10 .
Jeff Koons’ giant Balloon Flower was installed in St James’s Square back in 2008. Photo by W10 .
Sitting in Primrose Hill, by Jamie McK.
Sitting in Primrose Hill, by Jamie McK.
Street balloons, by Clive Wright.
Street balloons, by Clive Wright.
Patriotic balloons along the Southbank in 2012, by Caz Lock.
Patriotic balloons along the Southbank in 2012, by Caz Lock.
The finale of Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall, by Chris Beckett.
The finale of Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall, by Chris Beckett.
Chinese New Year 2014 in Chinatown, by Fabio Lugaro.
Chinese New Year 2014 in Chinatown, by Fabio Lugaro.
Colour coordination at the Southbank, by Jon Spence.
Colour coordination at the Southbank, by Jon Spence.
Balloons released over Hackney, by psyxjaw,
Balloons released over Hackney, by psyxjaw,
Balloons within balloons in Borough Market, by psyxjaw .
Balloons within balloons in Borough Market, by psyxjaw .
Bermondsey balloons, by Rob Telford,
Bermondsey balloons, by Rob Telford,
Piggyback in pink. Photo by Steve Reed.
Piggyback in pink. Photo by Steve Reed.
Balloon stuck in a tree. Photo by Niall.
Balloon stuck in a tree. Photo by Niall.

Balloons aren't just for kids, and to prove it we're dedicating our photo round-up to the various inflatables spotted around town. From swarms of balloons soaring into the ether, to lonely stragglers caught in the branches — we hope these images make you feel pumped.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their images via the Londonist Flickr pool: W10, Jamie McK, Clive Wright, Caz Lock, Chris Beckett, Fabio Lugaro, Jon Spence, psyxjaw (and again), Rob Telford, Steve Reed and Niall.

Last Updated 03 October 2014