Monday, March 10, 2008

An Eye?

They call it the London Eye, but it looks like a ferris wheel to me. This monstrosity was built for the millennium and over 3 million people take a ride on it every year. Apparently the view from one of the capsules is incredible but we didn't want to pay $60 to ride on a ferris wheel.

4 comments:

Allie said...

I don't know if I ever mentioned it before, so even if I did, I found you on Anna's (ALF) blog.

I went to London in 2002 and I got to ride on the London Eye. The view is pretty spectacular. One of my most favorite pictures was taken from the top of it. I wish I knew what I did with it.

andi said...

When I rode that thing it was a cloudy day and you could barely see Parliament across the river. The best part was making faces at the other half of our group in the next pod. I think you made a good choice.

AmyO said...

Yeah, it is totally lame. It was cheaper to ride when I lived there (plus the pound to dollar conversion wasn't quite so bad). However, you can get a similar spectacular view for about 6 pounds at St. Paul's cathedral... pay to walk up to the very top (lots and lots of steps) but the view of London is WORTH IT!

AmyO said...

By the way, I remembered a funny radio program I heard on NPR several years back about the London Eye. The British man on the program said "Yes, it's the first world's largest wheel!" Hahahaha. I'm sure there have been OTHER "world's largest wheels" in the past, don't you think? :)