Monday, August 19, 2013

My Favorite Photos: My First Ferris Wheel

 During all the carnivals and fairs I've been to as a kid, I don't remember anyone in my family going on the Ferris wheel. I'm not a big fan of heights, but I felt bad when I got too scared to ride one at a carnival my fiancee Daisy and I went to earlier this year. Luckily my city had a special occasion where there was a Ferris wheel in downtown.
 Believe it or not, it was a little difficult to find it. It's only 27.4m (90ft) tall, so many of the building in the area overshadow it. 
 Though I'm rather glad it's not terribly tall. Made it easier for me to be braver. We got there on a Sunday afternoon, and it was very crowded. 
 Daisy had a great time. She loved seeing such an aerial view of our city. 
It wasn't scary at all even with my fear of heights. The Ferris wheel even stopped right at the top (new riders) for a few minutes and it was actually kind of nice to see the sky-view without any motion. The carnival I mentioned earlier had a Ferris Wheel at least twice as tall, so if they return in the fall we'll be sure to check it out.  

21 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Oh, I love Ferris wheels! We have one in our amusement park, I wrote about it here http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/2012/07/there-are-no-rules-of-architecture-for.html. I agree, the views from a Ferris wheel are just special, there's no way to explain the emotion, it's just unique. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

xxx
E from Helsinki
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Rebecca Ragionieri said...

buon inizio settimana (: Reb, xoxo.

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Nina said...

Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone and facing that ferris wheel! I can handle the ferris wheel, but rides that spin me around and around make me sick!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The Ferris Wheel is about the scariest ride I will get on. And it's not all that scary, as you now know.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

As someone who also has a fear of heights like you, I have never ridden one. But since you made it through unscathed perhaps I should give it a try haha.

A Lady's Life said...

I love the ferris wheel. It is a slow ride and I like slow rides.
The scariest one I ever went on was the salt and pepper shaker which had the rocket shaped container we sat in, turn head first into the ground.

I tried it once and never again lol

Cloudia said...

Good for you both!:-)


Aloha

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FilipBlog said...

Nice such an old ferris wheel but it is very small.

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Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Ferris Wheels can be very romantic if you kiss at the very top.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

The Ferris Wheel is very intimidating for people who are fearful of heights (that would be me). Since it doesn't go too fast, I can tolerate it reasonably well.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

These things always looks scary to me !

Christine said...

I used to love the ferris wheel!

LongIslandWeddingOfficiant said...

This is one thing that scares me to death:-). But I am sure it is a lot of fun.
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Jim said...

It looks huge.

Gloria Baker said...

I have to say you Adam these scare me!!!!

Aunt Mary said...

I am scared of heights :)

Teddi said...

hooray for being brave! i don't like ferris wheels. they bore me & i'm a chicken, & i get scared when the other person rocks the seat. yikes.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Glad you were able to get on! I hate heights and Ferris Wheels freak me out. When I was about 12 I got on one. Once we got to the top, parts started falling off the ride. Haven't liked them since!

Anonymous said...

I always liked the ferris wheel. I used to love it when it stopped at the top.

Unknown said...

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