Sunday, September 25, 2005

Riding the London Eye

Peter and I and a friend went on the London eye this afternoon. Despite having lived in London for over 9 months, this is the first time Peter or I had been on it.

The London Eye is currently the largest observation wheel in the world and stands at 135 metres (443 feet). 1,700 tonnes of steels was used in the construction of the Eye, and it has 32 capsules which can carry 15,000 passengers per day.

Here are some of Peter's photos.

Photo of the London Eye taken from the base
The London Eye

Photo of London city, looking in the direction of Charing Cross station
London city, looking in the direction of Charing Cross station

Photo of London city, looking in the direction of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
London city, looking in the direction of the Houses of Parliament

2 comments:

BagelHot said...

And a day later I would ride on the London Eye with a bunch of strangers and take a group shot.
(click here)

David said...

Interesting facts about London Eye:
It took seven years and the skills of hundreds of people from five countries to make the London Eye a reality.
The London Eye welcomes an average of 3.5 million customers every year. You would need 6,680 fully booked British Airways Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets to move that number of fliers!
The London Eye can carry 800 passengers per revolution - equivalent to 11 London red doubled-decker buses.
Each of the 32 capsules weighs 10 tonnes. To put that figure into perspective, it's the same weight as 1,052,631 pound coins or 5 Limousine London vehicles!
The total weight of the wheel and capsules is 2,100 tonnes - or as much as 1,272 London black cabs!