Yesterday afternoon near Metro Center Courtenay spotted “this strange balloon floating over DC.”
Be not alarmed and for God’s sake somebody please tell POTUS, this is simply our friends from Air Photos Live balloon who seem to be spotted every year or so. You can see a closeup shot from a previous sighting here.
Our first sighting was back in October 2009. Last year we learned “The balloon was launched by Digital Design and Imaging Inc. to take aerial photos of the District’s skyline as part of the joint Height Master Plan the DC Office of Planning and the National Capital Planning Commission are conducting in response to a Congressional request.”
Update: Molly confirms “Yep, spotted off Thomas Circle.”
Photo by Molly Colleary