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London Panorama

London PanoramaThis London Panorama was taken from the middle of the Golden Jubilee Bridge, looking west. The original colour photo lacked something but a black and white conversion with high contrast has made it a better image.

The Golden Jubilee Bridges are pedestrian walkways that run either side of the Hungerford Bridge which carries trains in and out of Charing Cross.

This view is immediately recognisable as being London. Most prominent is the London Eye, something I’ve never been on. Here are a few facts about it:

A full revolution takes about 30 minutes. At the top, on a clear day, you can see about 25 miles in all directions.

London had great wheel once before. Know as the ‘Great Wheel‘ is was in service between 1895 and 1907. It stood 94 meters high which is 41 meters shorter than the London Eye.

Over 3.5 million people use the attraction yearly, paying an approximate average of £15 each. In 2009 the attraction made a profit of 25 million. Presumably that’s risen since then.

You can view this London Panorama full size by clicking on it. You’ll be taken to my Panoramio page.



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