Keeping an Eye On London

We played tourists yesterday, and took a trip on the London Eye.

Originally built as a temporary structure to mark the turn of the millennium,  its appeal has endured. It is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel.

There are times when pictures speak louder than words, and this is one of them. I’ve put pictures in a gallery format so you can pore over each one: these views of London have the same fascination as those ancient London maps. See what you can recognise.



28 thoughts on “Keeping an Eye On London

  1. Wow, Kate!!

    Wow, as in 1) you’re very brave to go up in (on?) the Eye; and, 2) some of these photos appear almost like chromolithography! What a lovely treat with my breakfast! .

    1. Karen, what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! London is all lines and angles, a bit like New York. My favourite building? The Gherkin. So much rounder than the Shard.

  2. Great photos, Kate. London has changed so much since I was last there. Shiny high-rises everywhere. And cranes – lots of development going on.

  3. I’ll wager that with a pair of binoculars you could see the street and house where I grew up back in the 30’s and 40’s just down the river in Barking.

    I must admit I was not game to go up on that giant big wheel thingy when I was in London in 05, they’d have had to drag me on and more importantly carried me off; not sayng I’m a coward but I see no point in being a dead hero.

    Lovely picks Thanks Kate 🙂

    (I’m going stupid Kate I actually posted this reply/comment on PiedTypes blogs for some reason, and she kindly straightened me out so theres no need now for the straight jacket)

    1. Brian, I have done very similar things on WordPress 😀 I keep a spare straight jacket in the cupboard at all times.
      It was hazardous, I’ll admit: but what price aerial views of Barking?

  4. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been on the Eye now – daytime, night time, sun and even misty rain – each time a wonder and delight. Thank you Kate for some super photos.

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