Up, Up, Up!

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I spy Ferris wheels.  And I loves ’em!  They are the perfect place to take a voyeuristic break or cuddle close to your sweetie as the world drifts by.

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The first Ferris wheel was built by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  That little baby was only 80 metres tall and since then they have been going up, up, and up!

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The Singapore Flyer, opened in February 2008, stands the highest at the moment at 165m.  In second place, the Star of Nanchang, in the Jiangxi Province in China at 160m.  The London Eye was the tallest when it was opened in 1999, topping off at 135m.

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(photos from flickr:
Sydney’s Luna Park, Vienna,
the Brome-Fair in Quebec, Sydney’s Luna Park again,
the London Eye, Santa Monica,
the Fair Park in Dallas, the Christmas Market on Alexanderplatz in Berlin)

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