Monday, July 6, 2015

I Spy From The London Eye





I am not a ferris wheel kind of girl...
and if you have been reading my blog

for any length of time..











you have probably suspected that

I am not ... shall we say...

an
adventurer..








but for some reason, I promised
Mr. La Dolce Vita
that I would do this....










I suppose it was due to the fact that 
one doesn't get to London all that often
and well...
the carriage seemed to be large enough
so that I would feel safe...








However, my anxiety was very high, gentle reader...
because I am terrified of heights..

and while I am a fan of the view,
I prefer to look at photos... if you must know...







so I hope you will appreciate these photos
that I took for you...

just in case you are a bit like me.. wink, wink..








the ride does not stop, so you have to shuffle quickly..
on and off...










and the view was 
outstanding of course...







one thing that made it bearable for me...






was the fact that the carriage is stable...







and unlike a real ferris wheel, it doesn't rock...









which makes me sick, quite frankly...









but I admit that when we got to the top...
right here...
I had to sit down and view my photos 
on my phone to distract myself from
the distance!

Hope you enjoyed it... I will be back next week..
as always..


C4N!








20 comments:

CERULEAN said...

You're brave:)...and nice photoos too!

Lynda Howells said...

How long are you in my city? X

Lisa DiNunzio said...

yes.
you are brave.
braver than i could be.
even if there were a bar in the carriage,
i just couldn't.
thanks for the photos.
xoxoxox

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Better you than me...I'm also afraid of heights! You were so brave and the photos are stunning!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh I totally understand Cat but without your bravery we wouldn't be viewing these awesome photos now!

Caterina Giglio said...

Eric, that is exactly how I felt... brave, but I have to admit.... the views were great...

Caterina Giglio said...

Lynda... we were there in early May... and it was a very short trip... we spent one day touring and one day shopping... Portobello Road... :)

Caterina Giglio said...

Lisa... yeah, no bar! I don't think peeps would leave!! But I was feeling quite full of myself for being so brave!! And I did get a glass of vino immediately afterward!! xoxoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, I have met a lot of artists with that concern, interesting ....glad you liked the post..

Caterina Giglio said...

Suzi, thank you, I felt so proud when I went thru my photos and thought I actually took some good shots even though I was seated for much of the ride!! xo

layers said...

You are braver than me... when we were in London we could have gone on this large 'feris wheel" but I managed to avoid it as I am also not crazy about heights... but your photos are fantastic...

Caterina Giglio said...

Donna, I have heard from many artists who share our concern of heights, I wonder if it is a mark of a creative? Thanks for popping over and leaving a comment.. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I can so relate to this. We were there and I just couldn't make myself go on. Brave you. I once sat on the floor of a ski lift so I wouldn't have to look down. I love that walk along the Thames to the Tate and around the pedestrian walkway to the other side. We went there a few times during our brief stay in London. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Isn't that funny? Corrine, maybe I should take a poll on Facebook to see how many of us artists feel the same way... I tried skiing and like you, it terrified me. the chair lift was so awful, I think I did that ONCE... ugh, not for me.. I wish we had had time to get to the Tate, but we will be back, planning a much longer trip.. sometime in the future. Italy is next of course!! xox

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh. I can't believe I missed this. I am like you and won't go on these things, but you have convinced me if I ever get to London, I will take a ride on the London Eye. Thanks for taking us with you on this adventure in London.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi E... yes, it is doable, there is a large bench in the middle of the carriage, and it is a good sized space so you are not crowded, and well air-conditioned... I am really glad I did it... x

Linda Jo said...

Love the pictures! Great job! And good for you!!! I was there last year and did NOT go on that. I took the boat down the river and that was it! ha! You have made me feel a little braver and maybe next time I'm in London, I'll go on it. Maybe. Thanks for doing this for all of us!

Gail Pierce said...

how did I miss this post?! In some ways I'm glad that the Eye wasn't there when I was London a million years ago, I don't think I would have survived going up in it, but then I would have missed glorious views! Kudos to you! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! xo

~*~Patty S said...

Well you cannot say you are not an adventurer now Cat :-)
After our visit to London and not riding the eye we got home and I asked Mr M if I had kept him from experiencing that. His reply was "not I did not want to ride it either". Hearing that it did not swing does make a huge difference.
So who knows if we return again some day we may just have to conquer it LOL.
At the back of my mind is an event where I was stuck with my Mom at the top of a small town carnival ferris wheel. We watched my father down below trying to help hold things from going completely bad. Sometimes I think it was a dream...needless to say I've never been on a ferris wheel since.
Thank you for those great shots and views...very cool!
oxo

Seth said...

You will now forever be able to view these pics from the safety of the ground oh brave soul!

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