Thursday, September 16, 2010

The London Eye Flight to a Height of 443 Feet - Part 1 of 3

With information about the London Eye in the previous post, here is the experience in pictures on the 30-minutes journey in one of the 32 capsules. Each capsule holds 25 people and reaches a height of 443 feat. This is the highest viewing point in London.

What was supposed to be a temporary five-year lease, the London Eye appears to remain for good and today is among the post popular attractions in London. Meant to resemble a bicycle wheel, it is the world's largest observation wheel. It has revitalized the South Bank area of London that was formerly visited for mainly the arts and culture venues.

This is part 1 of 3 posts documenting the flight on the London Eye.

All aboard a London Eye capsule.
View from capsule at base of the Eye.
Shot from the base of Eye looking up through the glass enclosed capsule.
About a quarter of the journey with a view of walkway along the Eye.
View looking east. The circular building (right) is the London Imax Cinema. The arts venues Royal Festival Hall (bottom left corner) and right above it the South Bank Centre that is comprised of three theatres.
Waterloo Bridge (center) that crosses to Somerset House. Cleopatra's Needle is the tall slim monument on the left along the river.


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