01 July, 2008
red balloon #79
Released: 15th July 2008, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
Sighted: 22nd July 2008, Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
"Red balloon #79 came floating through the ether to me in Brunswick St, Melbourne. I was busy at work, so it languished forgotten in a corner of the computer for several days - which would have been much longer except a dog wandered past chewing a soccer ball. I'm not sure what the mental connection was exactly - a balloon and ball are both round and full of air i guess... Anyway, in case your wondering, its not unusual to see pets here as the building is owned by an animal lover who encourages people to bring their dogs etc to work. The journey of a real balloon would have ended right here after about 10 seconds of the "canine factor" - so its a good thing this cyber balloon is a bit more robust and is still intact as it floats off with a pack of barking dogs trailing behind..."
Sighted: 25th July 2008, Melbourne, Australia
"I'm at 247 Flinders Lane in Ross House, the only self managed non profit building in Australia."