Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Chicago #2




For anyone who has read "Devil in the White City", you are very familiar with the fact that the Ferris Wheel was invented for and debuted at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago.  As a testament to that fact, there is a huge 260-foot Ferris Wheel at the Navy Pier that you can ride.  It is the perfect way to see the skyline of the Windy City.  Just don't look down. 




14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Yeah, you couldn't get me on that for anything in the world.

Beth F said...

Unlike Kathy, I'd love to be at the top of that. And even better if stopped for a minute or two so I could take photos.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Love the 2nd picture, but I can't tell - is it from underneath?

reviewsbylola said...

I couldn't tell you the last time I rode a ferris wheel!

Ti said...

I stood in line for that wheel and then totally chickened out at the last minute! I don't like heights but I don't like gondolas that sway in all that Chicago wind.

Alyce said...

I'm not a big fan of ferris wheels. :) The last time I was on one (my son begged me) we stopped at the top and he spent a horrid amount of time telling me how high we were and "wouldn't it be awful if we fell" on this, that and the other thing he spied below.

Rose Ann said...

Devil in the White City is one of my favorites!
Not sure I would be brave enough for this!

Marie said...

wow!!! omg i'm getting vertigo just looking at that! :-)

Zibilee said...

I love Ferris Wheels, and would love to one day ride that one. Great photos today!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I've been to the Navy Pier, but I've never riden a ferris wheel there. I'm going to have to do that soon!

Meg @ write meg! said...

Oh, Navy Pier -- so fun! I remember seeing this Ferris wheel when I was in Chicago back in college, but I don't think I rode. I'm pretty afraid of heights... though the London Eye has a good system: you're actually in a moving room, not a seat! Felt much more in control!

caite said...

someday, I will tell about my one experience on a ferris wheel...

but a very nice pic.

softdrink said...

Chicago is on the someday list...even though I am not a fan of wind! Especially if I'm going to be on a Ferris Wheel.

Melissa said...

I love Navy Pier! I hated Ferris Wheels as a kid. Those swinging cars where your feet dangled out....scared the crap out of me. I can do the fully enclosed cars though. :)