The strange story Sophie Blanchard and Montebruno

Enrico Pelos and Val Trebbia

Photographer Enrico Pelos tells the story of Sophie Blanchard, the first woman to fly an aerostatIn 1811 Sophie was invited by the Emperor Napoleon in Milan to give a demonstration: soon the weather became a problem and the wind pushed her balloon away from the original track, up to the mountains    of Liguria. 

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