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London Eye

February 14, 2013

Sure, we’d ridden the London Eye before

but never at night

This slow-moving Ferris wheel has amazing views

even in the rain

(as we found out)

It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe

and opened December 31, 1999


London Eye At Night

If I recall correctly, it was supposed to be a temporary installment,

but its popularity made it a permanent addition to the London skyline

(and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK)

Now equipped with touch screens inside capsules

to give information about visible landmarks,

this attraction is even better than it was a few years ago

For a few minutes,

we got the Peter Pan view of Big Ben’s Clock Tower

and the River Thames


Source: Wikipedia

Ceremony of the Keys in London

London: Ceremony Of The Keys

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The Wimbledon Queue

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shakespeare and co
England: London LITERATURE + FILM

British Pride & The British Library

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Tour the BBC
England: London HISTORY

BBC Tour

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January 14, 2012
American Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral

An American Thanksgiving In The UK

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November 25, 2011