Friday, September 14, 2012

Favorite Photo Friday



The first Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  Opened to the public on June 21, 1893, with a height of 264 feet, it was intended to rival the 1,063 foot Eiffel Tower, which was the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition. 
The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel in Chicago stands at 150 feet, while the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world, in Singapore, called the 'Singapore Flyer' is 541 feet tall. 
Can you imagine?  We were scared on this small one at The Navy Pier!
Have a great weekend!

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Michele Smith said...

I'm afraid of heights, so you won't catch me on one of those LOL

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

I love hearing about vintage landmarks that are fun as well. Thanks for all the great info. What a great day for taking pictures-look at that blue sky.

Anne said...

Awesome photos Christie!

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