London Eye through my eyes!

I love writing about the less known places that I had the opportunity to visit and often hesitate writing about well known places since so much has been said and written about them. One such well known and much talked about place is the London Eye in London.

Being an Indian, London is something different. The pages of history are bound to flash in front of our eyes!

Our conscious mind has a thin thread which always links our vision with knowledge that we relate to! It ought to vary from person to person.

The London Eye, hitherto, the tallest in Europe, in simple terms is a giant observation wheel, hanging over the south bank of the river Thames, offers a panoramic view of the city.

Before embarking into the oval shaped capsules, we stood in a queue for a few minutes. Inside the gondola, there is a seating arrangement in the middle and all four sides have interactive digital displays specifying all the important view points.

It moves very slowly and thus we got ample scope to capture the amazing views of the scintillating London from the top!

Well known old buildings juxtaposed with new and modern buildings are impressive. Bridges across the river Thames enhance the beauty of the cityscape. We met an enthusiastic German family inside the gondola who clicked some very nice photographs for us.

London, the charming city started spreading its charm and it is spectacular to look at, as we moved upwards. The river Thames, the Big Ben, the Palace of Westminister, Westminister Abbey, etc and the wonderful scenes all around reminded me that this is the city which gifted us the romantic poet John Keats, the passionate poet John Milton and so many others. I remember, my mind became an invisible thoroughfare of varied emotions.

Perhaps it is one of these buildings which bears testimony of British rule in India for 200 years.

"One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams of one nation bequeathed to the next."    By Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose   

Our journey inside the romantic Ferris wheel came to an end, retaining the vivid memory of this lovely ride forever in our mind. In the end, I must mention that I really like the name "London Eye" which is apt, interesting, poetic and easy to remember!

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