Inside the balloon
This is what a hot air balloon looks like from the inside when it is still on the ground. Colorful.
At this point, the air inside the balloon is all "cold"; there's a big fan at the far end which fills the balloon before the burners are turned on.
By interactively manipulating the perspective in a 360 x 180 degree panoramic image, you can get a sense of "being there".
Have a look around
All of the images above can be explored interactively. Click in the middle of the image and hold down the mouse button. Then drag the mouse gently in the direction you want to turn the camera to. If you want to stop moving the camera, release the mouse button.