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.