Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Does a wheel ride sound attractive for you?

The Riesenrad, Vienna. Source: Flickr

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It's a Ferris wheel in Vienna, the city's tourist attraction and one of its many symbols. Currently, it's the world's 32nd largest big wheel with its height of 64,75 meters. The wheel was completed in 1897. It turns around with the speed of 75 cm per second...

I had the pleasure of testing another Ferris wheel but in a different place. It was the London Eye, which is the world's third largest big wheel with its height of 135 meters. The London Eye was completed in the year 2000 and it's slower than the Vienna wheel as it moves with the speed of 26 cm a second. The ride was great and the views truly wonderful. On a clear day, you can see up to a distance of 40 km! What I didn't like, though, was a long queue and the price :)

However, the largest big wheel in the world is in Singapore. Its name is Singapore Flyer and was completed in the year 2008. Its height is 165 meters, which means it is as high as a 42 floor building!

Got any experience with wheels like these? 

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