London Sky Orchestra

Yesterday, Londoners found themselves awoken by a strange ethereal soundtrack cast across the city. Seven hot-air balloons set off from Southwark Park towards Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge in the early hours of the morning, playing a composition by Dan Jones. The balloons also take off today and tomorrow, all to mark the year running up to the Olympics, and the host of cultural events it promises.

Understandably, users of Twitter were collectively confused by these balloons filling the skies above their homes — I think it’s a great way to wake up the capital, and to lift one’s spirits. Click here to see other cities the Sky Orchestra has visited.