The London Eye

Our train didn’t head back to Paris until late in the afternoon so we decided to try the London Eye, an enormous ferris wheel on the south bank of the Thames. It’s like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, a huge tourist attraction. We were there fairly early and the line wasn’t that long. Each car holds about 25 people, it moves very slowly and you get some great views.

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Looking up from below. I read that they put the whole wheel together on the ground and then used a crane to pull it into position. All of the parts were brought by boat up the river.

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View of Big Ben down below. I got a bit of the car below us just to show you what it was like. It wasn’t scary-very smooth, slow moving and no stops.

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A look from the Westminster Bridge.

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We walked a bit in the area across the bridge and I saw a glimpse of the London Eye. I had to stick my hand through a fence to get the photo, so it’s not the best shot ever.

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I don’t know what this man does, but I liked his jacket.

4 thoughts to “The London Eye”

  1. That is quite a view! When my husband and I visited England a few years ago I was determined to ride The Eye, but when the day came that we were in the vicinity, it was much too crowded and I was much too knackered after two weeks of touring to drum up the energy required to stand in line with all the crowds. So I consoled myself with a few photos from the ground. Maybe next time!

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