#288 – Big Wheel


Ever since The London Eye brought Ferris Wheels back into vogue in the UK, they’ve been popping up all over the place in the UK. Manchester has had one semi-permanently in the Triangle for some years (although not this year), as have other large towns and cities, so I was quite surprised to see one pop up here in Chorley, a small town of no real significance other than one of its many rural villages is home to Olympian Bradley Wiggans. It was a great idea on the part of Chorley Council, just a pity they missed the opportunity to call it the Chorl-eye!


I love Ferris Wheels, I find them fascinating, elegant pieces of engineering design. This one is quite a small one, with open gondolas – not ideal in the wet and windy December we’ve had, but heck, at least there’s no windows to steam up.

These were taken on an unusually clear day, with a deep blue sky. The colour versions work really well, but I couldn’t resist converting to black and white as it struck me as being something that would work very well in monochrome.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderfully stark images.

    Looks like the big wheel that has been in Caernarfon before.


    1. andy says:

      Thanks, and a Happy New Year to you also!


  2. PS: Wishing you all the best for 2013, Andy!


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