This woodland mural was carried out in a commercial center in Montpellier.
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During the third and fourth half-days, Môssieur Ballon built the glade, a small pond, and the flora: reeds in the pond, moss on the tree trunks, and massive spreads of wild flowers.
Another view of the balloon squirrel.
Close-up on a rabbit
A rabbit, seen up close...
Front View of Robin Hood
Another view of Robin Hood, completely made with balloons. And then, on the seventh half-day... Môssieur Ballon... rested!
The swan from another angle.
There were also balloon ducks...
The first half-day gave Môssieur Ballon the chance to set up the security barriers surrounding the allocated space, and to create the first tree.
The fifth half-day was spent recreating several animals to represent a rural, wooded fauna, among which a swan.
There was a squirrel sitting high up in one of the trees.
Another view of the balloon rabbits.
Robin Hood Glade
The forest glade in context.
There were rabbits...
A balloon kingfisher was sitting on its perch in one of the trees.
Robin Hood Theme
One of Môssieur Ballon's proudest accomplishments in 2013 was a Robin Hood-themed performance in Montpellier. The balloon mural would change bit by bit every morning, while afternoons were devoted to children's shows taking place arround the mural.
On the sixth half-day, Môssieur Ballon created Robin Hood!
The second half-day of the Robin Hood balloon performance was spent making a second tree and part of the ground in the glade between the trees. The idea was to imitate the wooded environment where we are used to picturing Robin Hood.