Photo Story: Skywhalepapa and Skywhale sculpture in Canberra

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People watch as the new hot air balloon sculpture Skywhalepapa (right) and its companion balloon Skywhale (commissioned 2013) are being filled with hot air during the official launch event in Canberra, Australia, 07 February 2021.

Skywhalepapa and Skywhale were designed by artist Patricia Piccinini and are considered a contemporary sculpture, and certified aircraft. Weather conditions meant that the hot air balloons were not able to fly instead they were tethered near the National Gallery of Australia.

EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH

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