On a cold winter day, the clouds and the London Eye roll during sunset.
I know. I know. You’re thinking I have a lifetime pass for the London Eye in my wallet. I really don’t. In fact, since it’s opening, I’ve only taken the London Eye ride just once. This is true! Is it possible to exhaust my thoughts about the London Eye?
According to FourSquare and those who use the mobile app, the London Eye is the third best place in London to see the sunset. To be honest, I wasn’t trying to capture the sunset but had visualised the rotating London Eye with Big Ben in the background for a video clip, which you can see in this post.
I have to dig deep for more London Eye facts since I’ve given so many in previous posts, but here goes ::
:: The London Eye is not a Ferris wheel. It’s the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel
:: Supermodel Kate Moss has been on the London Eye 25 times – the record for a UK celebrity
:: On average the London Eye receives more visitors per year than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza
:: You can see up to 40 kilometres in all directions (that’s as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day)
:: In December 2005 the London Eye was lit pink in celebration of the first Civil Partnership performed on the wheel
:: The 32 capsules on the London Eye are representative of the 32 London boroughs, and each one weighs as much as 1,052,631 pound coins
:: Despite there only being 32 capsules, for superstitious reasons they are numbered 1 – 33. For good luck number 13 is left out
:: The London Eye can carry 800 people each rotation, which is comparable to 11 London red double-decker buses
:: The London Eye had a predecessor – The Great Wheel – which was in working order from 1895 – 1906
:: Capsules travel at a leisurely pace of 26cm per second, which is twice as fast as a tortoise sprinting
Included below is an image taken the very same day as the video.