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The London Eye – Oh My!

The London Eye – Oh My!

The views

The beauty

The thrill

Oh My!

 

I’m not rhyming!

Oh, well!

Seriously, I really enjoyed the London Eye, and thinking back, I think it was one of the highlights of our recent London trip.  Here’s some more pictures of the view you will get of beautiful London from the inside of the London Eye.

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye

 

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

These people seem to have one of the greatest spots in London, right next to the London Eye, overlooking the River Thames, with a view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.  Can life get any better?  I bet they even have a cup of tea!

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View From The London Eye

Here’s beautiful Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

The View From The London Eye

The View From The London Eye

Here’s me in the London Eye

The London Eye

Here’s me and my daughter – we were so lucky to be in the Eye during sunset!

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye

I can’t remember how I got this picture, I might have taken a picture of a picture – I think that’s my shadow you see on the top of the picture – I give credit to the London Eye for the original of this picture.

The London Eye

The London Eye

Okay, so now we just left the London Eye – here’s the immediate area outside of the Eye

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I believe that’s the same building that I took pictures from within the London Eye – now you can see it from street level

Near the London Eye

That same evening, this is a picture I took of the London Eye.

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I hope you enjoyed my pictures of the London Eye, and I hope you are all having a fantastic December so far.  Can you believe that these are still only pictures from Day 3 of my trip to London – I still have two more days to cover!  Anyway, I will cover those two days soon.  Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate, and Happy Holidays to all the rest of you!  Until next time!

The London Eye – Here’s Why

London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye

Here’s why

You can’t escape it

Every which way you go when you are in Central London

It’s before your very eye

(Two examples below: you can see it from Big Ben, you can see it from Buckingham Palace at the Queen Victoria Memorial, and you can see it from Trafalgar Square)

Big Ben with London Eye

Big Ben with London Eye

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

The London Eye

Why would you want to give it a miss

When riding it can give you bliss?

Inside The London Eye

Inside The London Eye

The London Eye

Will take you to the sky

Or so it will seem

As you circle the earth

You’ll think you are in a dream

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

The London Eye

Don’t even think of not going

Rain, shine or snow

You must go

To the London Eye

I hope you liked my attempt at a poem!  I tried.

The following pictures were taken on our approach to the London Eye.

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

Want to know how much it costs – that will be £20.95, please for an adult.

Ticket To The London Eye

Ticket To The London Eye

Getting On The London Eye

Getting On The London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

London Eye

Here’s another picture taken from within the London Eye

Inside The London Eye

Inside The London Eye

Here are some pictures of the view from the London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

View From The London Eye

So, I’m sure you’ll want to know if I recommend it?  Of course, I do!  When I used to live in London, the London Eye was not a part of London.  Then when I started returning to visit London, I used to pass it and not really consider going on it, because I used to think it was a waste of money – for a ride that was very costly.  However, now that I have been on it – I think it’s not just a ride, it’s an experience.  Try it and you’ll love it!

The South Bank, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye and More

Continuing with Day Three of my trip to London in July.  Wow, has it already been nearly two months since I came back?  How time flies?

Okay, fast rewind back to that day. We went for a walk all the way from our hotel – The Trafalgar – to the South Bank.  It was a lovely walk, it drizzled just a tiny bit at one time, and other than that it was nice and warm – perfect weather for a walk. Do you know that London is a fabulous place to take a walk?  Oh, the parks, the sightseeing, and the architecture!  This is some of what we saw as we got closer.

The London Eye – isn’t it lovely?

The London Eye

The London Eye

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament – aren’t they just magnificent?

Big Ben and Houses Of Parliament

Big Ben and Houses Of Parliament

London, isn’t it wonderful?

Big Ben

Big Ben

Okay, I won’t ask you any more questions, I’ll just let you take a look at the pictures.

Big Ben and Houses Of Parliament

Big Ben and Houses Of Parliament

The London Eye and Big Ben

The London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben

The London Eye, Houses of Parliament,  and Big Ben

The London Eye, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben

Houses of Parliament,  and Big Ben

Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben

I don’t know what the name of the castle or palace type building is so I’ll just call it “Beautiful Palace”

Beautiful Palace  type building on the South Bank

Beautiful Palace type building on the South Bank

Fancy a ride, you could go on this carousel or the London Eye which you might see if you look closely at the picture.

Carousel At the South Bank

Carousel At the South Bank

Fancy a walk?  London is a terrific place for taking walks.  Oh, how I would love to be taking a walk there right now!

South Bank, River Thames and Big Ben

South Bank, River Thames and Big Ben

South Bank, River Thames and Big Ben

South Bank, River Thames and Big Ben

That’s my 17 year old daughter’s beautiful hair – it looks even more spectacular with the sun shining down on it!

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Time for bubbles!

Bubbles and Big Ben

Bubbles and Big Ben

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

Have you ever seen such a big bubble or seen one as beautiful?

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

Wow!  Now, it’s really massive!  This man is good, and I think he’s magical!

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

I will always remember the Bubble Blower of the South Bank

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

The Bubble Blower of The South Bank

So, we left the bubbles to get closer to our ultimate destination – the London Eye.

Now, we are getting closer to the London Eye

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Here we are really close, in fact – we are at the entrance of the London Eye!

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So, you’ve seen pictures of the entire wheel, you may have seen what it looks like up close – if not, this is what it’s like

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and just for you, another picture…..at a slightly different angle.

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Well, until next time…..and here’s a sneak peak at my latest video of the South Bank, the Bubble Blower and the London Eye.  Let’s just say I love London, and I hope you like the pictures, and the video.

Do you like taller pictures on Pinterest vs. horizontal pictures?

Sherlock Holmes Pub

Do you like taller pictures on Pinterest vs. horizontal pictures?  The reason why I ask is that you sometimes have to keep it in mind when taking pictures especially if you want to pin them to Pinterest.  Your taller pictures will be more prominent and your horizontal pictures won’t stand out that much.

These pictures were all taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and taken with the camera held up creating longer taller pictures, rather than horizontal picures.   I have discovered that on Pinterest, these kinds of pictures (taller) stand out more and the other ones look way too small.  I forgot while I was taking pictures while I was in London, as I wasn’t thinking about Pinterest, but just the scene.  Good job, I varied my picture taking and took so many pictures.

I like this pub, the Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant – I didn’t go into it….but I liked it enough to take quite a few pictures.  One of the advantages of taking a picture on a smartphone is that you can share it almost straight away.  My pictures that I showed you in my last post were taken with my Canon G10, except the Sherlock Holmes Pub and Great Scotland Yard picture that I got off my Note 3.  The Admiralty Arch pictures on that post were taken with my Nikon P600.  It is hard to share pictures quickly when they are on your camera, although the Nikon P600 is a WIFI enabled camera, I often had problems as the download would stop mid-stream – probably because I had so many pictures.  Therefore, my pictures on my traditional cameras (not smartphone) tend to get shared a lot later.

This first picture of the Sherlock Holmes Pub was shared via Pinterest pretty soon after it was taken in July, however, I prefer having it on my blog, so that it links back to my post.  Now look at the one posted yesterday, it doesn’t look as good on Pinterest because it is smaller than the one that I shared on Pinterest back in July.  I know they are two different pictures of the pub, but the taller ones looks more prominent.

The Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant #3

The Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant #3

I don’t think I have shared this picture before yet, on Pinterest or here.

 

The Sherlock Holmes Pub - #4

The Sherlock Holmes Pub – #4

Here’s my taller picture of Great Scotland Yard, shared earlier via my smartphone in July – but it did not link to my page.

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scotland Yard

Here’s a few of the London Eye (although I am stepping out of sequence by putting that one in).  Again, they were shared on Pinterest back in July, but not on my blog.

London Eye by the Aquarium  #1

London Eye by the Aquarium #1

London Eye by the Aquarium  #2

London Eye by the Aquarium #2

I will still end up taking horizontal/landscape pictures most of the time, as my pictures are also for my enjoyment and it feels more natural taking a picture that way – plus you can get more into the scene.  Why can’t Pinterest allot more space for horizontal pictures?   Anyway, you will still see many landscape pictures here as I often forget what’s best when I’m in the moment.    I hope you like the pictures.