Monday, January 5, 2009

London Eye

After walking along the South Bank, we queued-up for a trip in the London Eye. The London Eye was opened in March 2000, as a celebration of the new millennium and a modern Britain. It was designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield, a husband and wife architect team.

There are 32 capsules on the wheel - one for each borough of London. Each capsule can hold 25 people; that's 800 people per revolution. The Eye loads and unloads while still moving and each flight last about 30 minutes. From the top of the Eye (135m tall), on a clear day, you can see Windsor Castle, some 40 km away. For more information about the construction of the Eye and other fun facts visit here.

Here are some of our photos of the Eye (since we chose to ride the eye at night and tripods are not allowed we do not have any pictures of the amazing views from capsule):

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