The London Eye on the South Bank

A90Six

Joined June 2008

  • Available
    Products
    9
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 33

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

The London Eye on the South Bank

I took this shot (3 bracketed exposures) on a very cold January evening, looking across to the Southbank from Westminster Bridge.
The London Eye (Millennium Wheel) at a height of 135 metres (443 ft), is the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3 million people a year. At the time it was erected it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang (160m) in May 2006, and then the Singapore Flyer (165m) on February 11, 2008. However, it is still described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel” (because the entire structure is supported by an A-frame on one side only).
Designed by architects David Marks, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton and Nic Bailey, the wheel carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. Each capsule holds approximately 25 people, who are free to walk around inside the capsule, though seating is also provided. It rotates at 26 cm/10 in) per second (about 0.9 km/h/0.5mph) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes.
More info

Artwork Comments

  • Melissa Park
  • A90Six
  • LjMaxx
  • A90Six
  • Jenifer
  • A90Six
  • Jadon
  • A90Six
  • ANNETTE HAGGER
  • A90Six
  • Ginger  Barritt
  • A90Six
  • RavenSoul
  • A90Six
  • Pamela Jayne Smith
  • A90Six
  • Cindy RN
  • A90Six
  • ruxique
  • A90Six
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.