Pictures First, Words Later
Today was sunnier than I ever imagined January in London could be, so we migrated from Buckingham Palace to the London Eye. For £19.95 (~$32) you get to ride once around in a little glass capsule. It's crazy because the wheel turns slowly enough to board the ride while it is moving. We only had to wait in line for about 10 minutes after purchasing our tickets. I can't believe how quickly the lines moved and how few people were there considering it was a lovely Sunday afternoon! There were probably 15 people in our bubble, which was perfectly comfortable. The views were stunning, however, (and I can't believe I'm saying this) it was too sunny! The sun was already on its descent, backlighting the views of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey beyond recognition. But, hey, silhouette photos are still pretty cool. I usually hate ferris wheels. The height, the swinging cars, the dangling feet all freak me out, but this was a lovely, temperature controlled, stable ride that I thoroughly enjoyed.