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Just One Big Wheel



It would seem that big wheels are a thing of the moment., When I went over to Liverpool the other day they were just putting the finishing touches to this one for Christmas. Built at the top of Chavasse Park in Liverpool One, it actually stands on the roof of a five storey car park, over 100 tonnes of steel were used to reinforce the car park before the wheel could be erected. It stands at 82 metres above sea level and takes about 4 minutes to complete a revolution of the wheel.

In the background the new Hilton Hotel
can just be made out and on the right is the One Park West building.

The next step is to try some photography from the top of the wheel, there seem to be some gale force winds tonight, I wonder if that has any effect on it, perhaps I'll wait for a calm day.


Just One Big Wheel



It would seem that big wheels are a thing of the moment., When I went over to Liverpool the other day they were just putting the finishing touches to this one for Christmas. Built at the top of Chavasse Park in Liverpool One, it actually stands on the roof of a five storey car park, over 100 tonnes of steel were used to reinforce the car park before the wheel could be erected. It stands at 82 metres above sea level and takes about 4 minutes to complete a revolution of the wheel.

In the background the new Hilton Hotel
can just be made out and on the right is the One Park West building.

The next step is to try some photography from the top of the wheel, there seem to be some gale force winds tonight, I wonder if that has any effect on it, perhaps I'll wait for a calm day.


comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Nov 2009, 02:07
4 minutes to complete one revolution, Les? WOW. That would be a photographer's paradise...even on a windy night! I love the lighting.
Les Auld: The lighting is even better now it is in operation Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 23 Nov 2009, 02:34
Great shot, Les smile
Les Auld: Thanks Julian, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2009, 05:46
Maybe the London Eye inspired one & all to erect these things - I recognise that building in the background Les
Les Auld: It probably did Chris, and I'm not surprised about the building either.
Not the place for a windy day! Bet the view will be good though
Les Auld: I suspect they will be indeed Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Nov 2009, 10:49
Good low light photo Les
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage smile
Just enough lighting to complete the picture. Lovely shot Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, the hpur around sunset does tend to give a good light.
Nice shot Les, although bit scary being that high, so I couldn't get on it! Look forward to the view shots.
Les Auld: Have to wait for the queues to go down first Linda, thanks for the comment.
Excellent shot Les, not a ride for the faint hearted in these winds we are having though. They had wheels like this at Nottingham and Derby through the summer, I guess they move them round every few weeks.
Les Auld: It will be off somewhere else after Christmas I suspect Brian, thanks for the comment.

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