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The London Eye

Construction of the observation wheel took more than a year and a half to complete. In the process over 1700 tonnes of steel were used for the structure and more than 3000 tonnes of concrete were used for the foundations.
The futuristic looking capsules, accommodating up to 25 passengers, were transported all the way from France by train through the chunnel. Each egg-shaped capsule is 8 meters long and weighs 500kg. The 25 meter (82 ft) long spindle was built in the Czech Republic. The rim has a diameter of 122m (400ft), about 200 times the size of a bicycle wheel. 80 Spokes connect the rim with the spindle.

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Anna & Christian RECK29-Mar-2013 10:02
Fantastic view of the London eye! BV. Anna
Range View 26-Mar-2013 21:00
A wonderfully composed image with excellent detail. V
Helen Betts25-Mar-2013 19:29
A great perspective for this, and love the soft light and color of the sky. V.
Sandy Rich25-Mar-2013 16:46
Great contrast between old and new. Great place for photos if you are not afraid of heights.
Walter Otto Koenig25-Mar-2013 15:59
Great photo of the old and the new. Wonderful lighting and perspective. "V"
Stephanie25-Mar-2013 14:18
Beautiful lighting and clarity here Jose! Did you ride the Eye? V
Guest 25-Mar-2013 13:25
Classically fine image of the wheel, adds such a surprise element to the traditional scene
Carol Rollins25-Mar-2013 13:15
Beautifully seen and composed.
Hank Vander Velde25-Mar-2013 12:14
A nice well captured image of new/modern and old/historic Jose.
Jim Coffman25-Mar-2013 12:13
Wow, fantastic image!!
Yvonne25-Mar-2013 09:55
A superbly composed image...can you take photos on the wheel Jose? v
Mike H.25-Mar-2013 09:08
Very nice wide composition with environs included; interesting facts!
Was wondering -- will we get a glimpse of London taken from
the top of the observation wheel, José?
Tom LeRoy25-Mar-2013 08:28
Excellent composition, great info on this fantastic wheel! V
John Reynolds LRPS25-Mar-2013 06:50
Great view!
Sam Rua25-Mar-2013 05:54
Very nice comp, Jose Antonio.
Gerard Koehl25-Mar-2013 05:42
La célèbre roue de Londre... Belle vue. V
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