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Not the London Eye

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 44

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.

I am wheely happy to be bringing you the 44th episode of this challenge.


Big Wheels have popped up in cities around the world. In my view, nothing quite rivals the London Eye, but no matter the size or location, there’s just something about them that raises my spirits.


Bottoms Up!

This one is the Manchester Wheel, which arrived in Piccadilly Gardens in late 2013, replacing a previous wheel that stood in Exchange Square.


The wheel was stationary when I saw it last week and I discovered that it had been temporarily closed a couple of weeks ago due to a serious fault with the fountains beneath it. But there was a man hard at work on it and the wheel did make a few test moves while I watched.


Not a job for me!


The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Welcome to week 44 and a huge thank you as always to those who entered last week. Narami has done us proud again this week to take the weird award, Jackie gets the storytelling award for her photo tale of visits to Hawaii and a hard walk rewarded by spectacular views and Marie gets the heavenly award.  You can see all of the entries from previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are just plain nosy.

All are welcome; please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and then click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will be open for a week.

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14 replies »

  1. This town at least has given me a few strange sights and events to share. I can’t complain about that 🙂
    Thanks for the shout out!


  2. Like your shots and interesting to note the the wheel was not operating due to a fault. Melbourne has a similar wheel which has been inactive for years due to faults.


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