Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Today's Totally Random Post: The London Eye

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While watching Olympic coverage you are bound to see a landscape shot of the giant Ferris wheel, The London Eye.  I must admit, every time I see it I have questions about it: How big is it? How much does it cost? How long is the ride?

At 443 feet high it is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.  Built in 1999 a whopping three and a half million people have visited it each year.  I find it fascinating, and perhaps a little terrifying, that unlike a standard carnival wheel it is supported on only ONE side.  It has 32 rooms, or capsules, that are completely sealed and air-conditioned and can hold 25 people!  From what I can tell the tickets are good for a thirty minute ride.  It looks like the least inexpensive ticket is about seventeen pounds; however, there are quite a few different ticket options--some even have Champagne!

I am a little scared of heights, but I would love to ride the Eye!  The views of London must be amazing. 

If you are interested in more Wiki has a very informative article and of course the London Eye website is a great place to check out!

3 comments:

  1. Truly neat information to share...I had no ideas that each booth could hold so many...thanx for informing me...they say you learn something new every day...hehe

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  2. That would be so much fun and incredibly scary at the same time.

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  3. I would love to visit The London Eye!! I've enjoyed watching all the sites of London during the Olympic Games!

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