29 March 2008

Photo Hunt - High



The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is high. The London Eye certainly fits the bill even if it is no longer the world's biggest ferris wheel. It certainlyis a London landmark I like very much

68 comments:

Mar said...

The bigger one is not always the better ferris wheel! Great shots for the theme. The b/w one makes me a bit dizzy...!!

Steve Bates said...

Splendid photos, jams. I really like ferris wheels. Unfortunately, the last time I rode one was in 1998, on a birthday-ending-in-zero. But it was a good one, the one on the Navy Pier in Chicago. The view of the city was magnificent. Stella would not join me; she's afraid of heights... though curiously enough, not afraid of flying.

Someday, if I live long enough, I shall try the London Eye.

jams o donnell said...

It's definitely well worth it if you're in London Steve

pat said...

Oh great shots!!!

Happy Weekend.

liza said...

great shots! my kids would love that :) thanks for dropping by. happy weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

I enjoyed doing this a few years ago. They are pretty popular now. I understand Singapore has one and Melbourne is getting one. London though does have interesting history and things to look at.

Carver said...

Great shots and perfect for the high theme. I'm not doing a photohunt post this weekend but thought I'd visit some of the early ones before I shut down my computer as an pre-extension of my earth hour participation. I'm glad your post was up because I always enjoy your posts. Have a great weekend.

ellen b said...

Ahh! Perfect. They Eye is high!
Dear and I rode on it in 2003 and what a beautiful view of London we had from way up there. Have a great weekend...

The Author said...

Cool pics! I want to ride the London eye on Summer. Been here for few years and yet I haven't done the london eye rides. It would be cool on night time, I guess.

Happy weekend!

The Lone Beader said...

135 metres high, to be precise. :)

Maybe this year, I'll take a ride on it at night.

CherryPie said...

I really love the detail on the top photo! I have never done the London Eye, although I have walked past it a few times!

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! perfect catch for the theme... Hope you'll visit mine too...

Snapcatch said...

Great shot! Have a nice weekend! mine's up too hope you can drop by...

mama meji said...

Great choice. I would love to take that ride one day.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Rach said...

My friend used to work for the eye and has many a tale to tell of some of the daft questions she was asked, such as if a pod fell into the Thames would it float?!

Huey said...

Oh both shots are nice. I think the first one is proportionately beautiful and the b/w shot is kinda tricky. I didn't realise it was b/w at first glance! :D

Emmyrose said...

I'm quite sure I'll never get to ride that one. I'm just so scared of heights. Nice shot.

napaboaniya said...

Nice one Jams :)
The world biggest ferris on my wordpress photohunt. Come check it out if you're free :)
Happy Weekend!

Sarge Charlie said...

and I think I would like to ride that wheel

Criz Lai said...

Wow... these are some beautiful shots. It looks as though many countries are having this sort of "eyes" now. Have a nice weekend Jams :)

eastcoastlife said...

I would definitely take a ride on the London Eye when I visit London. It would be great to see the city from such great heights.

JesieBlogJourney said...

I have been to London but I didn't pay attention to the high ferris wheel. Thanks for sharing.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh man that is high! And my human had some great photos from it too! Oh well. Happy photo hunt!

everydayhealy said...

Oh! Great pick! How come I totally forget about The Eye of Malaysia when I thought of what to post for this eek theme? :P

Nunyaa said...

great photo ! Apparently Melbourne is getting a huge Ferris Wheel as well.

Barbara H. said...

What a great choice for today! I used to love high rides -- not so much any more!!

Butchay said...

looks cool, but i would never ride on those though..hehehe

Joyismygoal said...

That is some place i so want to visit
it seems such a diparity w/ the aged buildings that are so glorious there

Smalltown RN said...

I use to love ferris wheels...but now...nope they scare the heck out of me....and that ride yup...I think that ride would make me wet my pants....and we don't need that....

claudie said...

great shots! To use the london ferris wheel! My dream! the photos are beautiful! As teacher with the 4 years old this is a graphism I 'd like to represent with my pupils!

monaco said...

great shot! I wish I had the guts to ride one. unfortunately, my fear of heights prevents me from doing so.

ZJ said...

Someday when I visit England I will visit this popular landmark. We share the same birthmonth, mine is on Monday, so Happy Birthday to us!

Aileni said...

A good choice. The Eye dominates but isn't an eyesore. Must say I would quite like to try it despite my dislike of high ladders.

Napaboaniya said...

I'm back to wish you ............. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Have a great fun-filled day :)

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Fabulous photos of the London Eye! :) It is certainly very high. Perfect choice for the Hunt!

Dragonheart and Merlin

Sanni said...

Yes, the London Eye is definitely one of my favorite places when I´m in London. Great choice, Jams!

Happy Birthday to you!
(No... I won´t sing - it´s better for all of us, especially for you!)
Have a blast!

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent Jams!!! And of course, don't want to forget to send along my birthday wishes to you!!!!


My 'high' is posted now, if you haven't visited I hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!!!

Dragonstar said...

Excellent shots, and highly suitable.

Have a great birthday!!!

WillThink4Wine said...

Happy Birthday, Jams!! You're still a pup at only 45.

In honor of your birthday (and considering that I don't do rides) you can have ALL my tickets for The London Eye. Here ya go, have a blast!

pelfy said...

London Eye & lovely shots always make me jealous! Heehee.. Happy weekend (=

P/S: I've only been on Eye on Malaysia and the 'not so famous' Malacca Eye.

jientje said...

I hesitaded, but i almost posted a picture of the London eye myself! Yours is better though!

TAMY & the SGT said...

Wow - fantastic perspective!

Carin said...

It's so high I would never go in it! But a great entry for the theme.

Have a nice weekend!

sasha said...

Perfect choice for this week's theme! Happy hunting!

Bahchi said...

Have you tried riding in that one? So high!

Adie said...

Great shots! Definitely high!

Heather said...

Gorgeous shots!

Rebecca said...

Very cool! And happy birthday!

John said...

Great shots and perfect for the high theme.

A. said...

Another Eye! And I've never been on it, I only ever walk past, but clearly I've been missing something. Great shots!

Mia said...

Lovely photos! It sure feels very high when you're up there...

Yen said...

Amazing photos as usual!:) Happy Weekend!

Randi said...

Wonderful photos as always!
I love your posts!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow! These are terrific picks for our theme this week!

Happy birthday!

mousey said...

This is also one of my dream to visit and ride in.

happy hunting!

karen said...

i'm afraid of ferris wheels. but this is a great pic!

Siani said...

Great pics, Shaunie. I bet you're glad you weren't on it when all those people were stranded recently. Have a wonderful birthday weekend!

the teach said...

That's the first time I've seen the gondola's up close from the outside of the London Eye! Nice shots! :D

Liz said...

Lovely angles on your photos. I plucked up my courage to go on the london Eye as I'm not good with heights or things that like, but it was great.

starnitesky said...

Excellent photos of the London Eye, somewhere I have not visited yet.

jmb said...

You'd never get me up there for love nor money. Great photos for this hunt.

gizelle said...

I'm afraid to ride that! lol....See you on next week's hunt..great post by the way!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Those are some great shots! And a fun ride. Probably great photos from up above too,.... have a wonderful week.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyione for your comments and kind wishes!

Sammawow said...

Oh, I would love to go on that ferris wheel! Great take on the theme!

Katney said...

Oh, no. Not for me. I will take my high with solid earth beneath my feet, thank you very much. Good pictures.

archiearchive said...

Great to look at from ground level :) Excellent photographs - almost looks like a giant bicycle wheel.