Ode to the Wheels!

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I have a big obsession with ferris wheels. I try to check out every kind of ferris wheel wherever I may be.. and I want to share with you!!

Since childhood I´ve liked the ferries wheels for to be so big , it seems that we can have the world at our feet. The tangle of iron always makes me look it with silly eyes. Over the years I´ve become more cowardly, and I prefer to be down making some photographs, and not as above when I got on them and see the world from the high
Two or three years ago I did my first photo of a wheel or Ferris wheel. And from this moments I´m addicted to all of this!

From the first picture I did, I realized they are a wonderful models, and now I go to the fair just looking for a new one for my collection. Giant, small, poor, ostentatious … there are a lot types, and I find all of them wonderful. Every time there is a fair in my city, I try to go just to see if the wheel is the same as last year.

This year I had the chance to go to Coney Island where I could be under the bigger wheel I’ve seen.
The wheel itself stands 150 feet high, has a diameter of 140 feet and can hold 144 people. The Wonder Wheel was named an Official NYC Landmark in 1989.

One of my dreams is be below the London Eye!…I hope soon!

written by iaki on 2011-07-07 in #lifestyle #wheel #analogue-life-style #fair #film #loveit #obsession

7 Comments

  1. geekgoddesskilobyte
    geekgoddesskilobyte ·

    Such an interesting collection! Very unique and your pictures are great!

  2. 12_12
    12_12 ·

    Great article! I love them Ferris-wheels too!! Its just wonderful, taking pictures of them!!!!

  3. daihowell
    daihowell ·

    This is a wonderful article, I loved reading it =)
    From these pictures I can see why you love them, there great

  4. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    I round this one recently: www.lomography.com/homes/dirklancer/photos/13606050 It was pretty decent :)

  5. iaki
    iaki ·

    Thanks to everyone!

  6. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    love the wheels :D

  7. moodification
    moodification ·

    Oh, I feel you ;-) I love wheels. Great choice of pictures! Here's my best shot:
    www.lomography.com/homes/moodification/photos/13754307
    Lomo on, great article!

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