The London Eye
If you go to London and glance across the Thames near Big Ben you will see the London Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. Resembling a giant bicycle tyre, it incessantly spins tourists at such a pace that their money is ripped from their wallets due to the centripetal force.
It basically costs alot!
It would appear that either companies that own it get tired of it or go broke, for it has had numerous names since it appeared. It was originally known as the British AirwaysLondon Eye then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, then the EDF Energy London Eye. From January 2015 it has gone the way of all good icons and now is known as the Coca-Cola London Eye. Huzzah!
It is also known as the Millennium Wheel which at least is not affiliated with some big conglomerate.
Don’t go unprepared thinking you can just join the queue. It has an odd system where you have to buy a ticket that tells you to come back at some later time and then line up, so you have to wait a fair while for the privilege of ascending into the cool blue in a capsule that looks like a suppository.
You can probably tell I was not overly enamored by the experience but it did give one an excellent view of the city despite the capsules being very chilly. I would not like to be up the top in a good old English winter downpour I can tell you! The whole experience left me cold!
Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Perspective http://ceenphotography.com/2015/09/24/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-perspective-unusual-angle-or-point-of-view/
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