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Friday, 4 September 2009

Grace Redding took these from the London Eye
















7 comments:

Grace said...

With difficulty Tommy.

jim davis said...

Hello Grace, I had to be persuaded to go on the London Eye, and I am glad I finally agreed. As your photo's show on a nice day the view is superb, thanks for sending them in.

Paul Holt said...

Nice photos particularly the bridge.

Grace said...

I have been on the eye at night time there are colourfull lights along the thames ,big Ben was lit and a few others but it is much better in the daytime.,its well worth the money.

yvonneh said...

Grace, how did you do it. Ken had always wanted to go on the eye. So our daughters planned the trip last year like a military exercise.They bought the tickets, then we got a mobility taxi to Gatwick and caught the Gatwick express to London. The porters put ramps up to get Ken on in his chair. At the station we caught another wheelchair taxi to the eye. The place was packed and had enormous queues, but as Ken was in a wheelchair they let him bypass the queue and pushed him up the ramp into the pod. Not being courageous like you Carolyn and I sat at the bottom with our coffee.
What we didnt realise was it was the queens birthday parade and although ken is partially sighted he could see the red uniforms marching down the mall. When they came off we all went and had a pizza lunch along the embankment and were treated to the fly past there were spitfires and a wellington bomber to name a few. Plus they sounded the old air raid siren so all in all we had an excellent day out. Ken wants to do it again it really did give him a boost. The picture of us on face book was taken on the embankment on that day. I will try and get it to tom to put on site. Lovely pics Grace.

JohnB said...

These are great photos Grace, It was a clear day like that when I took a ride on the Eye. It's amazing how far you can see.

Actually the South Bank of London is now nicely fixed up and is very pleasant to stroll along too.

I see on Tower Bridge that both the England flag and the Union Jack is flying or is that because the City of Londons flag is also a red cross.
I mentioned that because of the debate on the "English" page on this site.
Why don't we keep both flags, I don't have a problem with that.

Val B said...

Enjoyed the photos Grace although they brought back sad memories for me. I went on the Eye in 2002 with my late husband, not long before he was taken ill. It was one of our last outings together. However, you've made me want to do it again now, so that must be good.Looking forward to meeting you next week.