In an airship…one travels in a most beautiful way that gives meaning to the word journey.– Hugo Eckener

In 1971 in Belan, Belgium, Antwerp-born Panamarenko née Henri Van Herwegen filled a sculptural airship with hydrogen for an outdoor exhibition. Lacking a level, the balloon (which looked rather like an inflated condom) turned vertically and threatened to go off on its own (rather like that for which a condom is intended), at which point Panamarenko could do nothing but to tear a huge hole in it with scissors to save his life. An exercise in fearless failure, Mr. Herwegen has been, for seventy-three years, imagining impossible vehicles by which we might but won’t travel into the unknown.
Spy on other human-made flying creatures at Libarynth.



Sketch photo by Lorraine at Grijs

In an airship…one travels in a most beautiful way that gives meaning to the word journey.
– Hugo Eckener

In 1971 in Belan, Belgium, Antwerp-born Panamarenko née Henri Van Herwegen filled a sculptural airship with hydrogen for an outdoor exhibition. Lacking a level, the balloon (which looked rather like an inflated condom) turned vertically and threatened to go off on its own (rather like that for which a condom is intended), at which point Panamarenko could do nothing but to tear a huge hole in it with scissors to save his life. An exercise in fearless failure, Mr. Herwegen has been, for seventy-three years, imagining impossible vehicles by which we might but won’t travel into the unknown.

Spy on other human-made flying creatures at Libarynth.

Lighter than air Ace Hotel

Lighter than air Ace Hotel

Sketch photo by Lorraine at Grijs


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