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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

I captured this early morning shot of a shape balloon of a nameless child in a wheelchair - reaching for the stars. To add emphasis, a hot air balloon is strategically right above the star. It reminds me of all the good work my writer friend @Candy Harrington does on accessible travel. She fills a void. I also feel sustainable travel is about recognizing and accommodating the special needs of slow-walkers and wheel-chair bound travelers. I'm so happy that the Albuquerque's hot air balloon fiesta paid tribute by the inclusion of a wheelchair shaped balloon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Karin Leperi