Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Bird's Eye View of London


Personally, I think that riding on the London Eye is a must for every visitor.  The views in all directions are breathtaking and if you've been to London as many times as I have, you will recognize all the key historic sites when you see them below you.  When the ride begins, you start to rise and you begin to see buildings like Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey much more clearly than you see them from the ground.

As you get higher, you see in much further distances and when you are at the top, you can see the passenger compartments that are next to you very clearly.  In fact, you could almost have friends in that next car and snap their photo.  I didn't but, what a great idea.


Using my telephoto, I could zoom in and get a great view of Westminster Abbey with Big Ben looming in the foreground.


I even zoomed in on Westminster Bridge to get a shot of two of those iconic red London buses passing by.  I've been warned that a ride on the "Eye" is very expensive but looking at my Bankcard statement, I see that it was only $24.63.  I really don't think that's too expensive for the fabulous views you get and the wonderful photo opportunity it provides.  In addition, it's just great fun!

9 comments:

Andy said...

Your photos demonstrate that the price of admission was worth every penny. Well done Sharon.

llandudnopictures said...

A birds eye view indeed, fantastic views!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I particularly like the contrast between the cloudy sky and loft sunlight on the foreground in your first photo.

Judy said...

You got some nice shots from up there.

Bill Nicholls said...

Though it would be the Eye, I went on it a little while after it opened which was before I had a digital camera. Would love to go on it again.

Randy said...

What great time you must have had.

Julie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Jack said...

No way! I don't like heights.

JM said...

I couldn't agree more with you! :-) http://oeirasdailyphoto.blogspot.pt/2010/10/im-back.html