More People Should Carry Balloons Everywhere

By Emily Temple

Join this man.

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Stockholm-based photographer Viktor Gårdsäter's series Balloon Man's Last Walk, was spotted over at Booooooom. These shots of a handsome old man roaming the streets and countryside with a dolphin-shaped balloon are somehow both melancholy and whimsical, reminders of the joy and wonder of life as well as of its inevitable conclusion. Go on a journey with the balloon man, and then be sure to wander on over to Gårdsäter's website to see much more of his wonderful photography.

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Images via Viktor Gårdsäter

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/more-people-should-carry-balloons-everywhere/272669/