In 1917, the Russian city of Petrograd went to sleep with its streetlights shut off in fear of bombardment by zeppelins. Unlike Goodyear blimps, which tend to circle in the sky like happy cows, the airships of World War I bristled with weaponry. The Germans sent them on (slow, very slow) bombing raids over Europe, including to London. Decidedly more friendly balloons are arrayed at the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk for the... More >>>