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Jul 8, 2009

Ferris Wheel in Japan

The original Ferris wheel dates back to 1893 and was designed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.. I enjoy looking at them, but I do not enjoy riding them.

ferris wheel in japan

I thought I would feel better about riding this one since they are gondolas that are completely covered. No fear of falling out. This ferris wheel never stops, so it goes at a snail's pace to allow people to get on and off. There were several points where it felt like we had stopped.

The first couple of minutes were exciting for me. I was trying to get as much of the view in as possible. But the higher we went the more anxious I became. The feeling that I had lost total control over my destiny kept eating at my mind. I just sat quietly and tried to focus on the view. There was the ocean and port off in the near distance. My husband was pointing out his favorite houses below. The sun was on the horizon. As we reached the bottom safely, my husband wondered how much the ferris wheel shakes during an earthquake. Ha! I am glad that thought didn't occur to me while we were at the top. Our last strong earthquake was May 2008.


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16 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! I rode a Ferris wheel once. Yep, only once. I was scared silly!

Wonderful photo, though!

ewok1993 said...

I haven't been on one; too scared even in my childhood. Gondolas I can handle, just like you.

Have a good week.

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

I love ferris wheels. Great photo.

Ralph said...

This is impressively large yet looking delicate. I see a bicycle wheel up in the shy, as if the bike is inverted and the wheel is touching the sky. A stunning sepia shot!

readingsully2 said...

Very cool. Great photo.

Dianne said...

the angle is perfect!

Curtis Collectables :) said...

My husband hates ferris wheels. Death traps, he says.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

thanks everyone for coming by.

EG, Ewok and curtis, glad I am not the only one who doesn't like them.

I thought I could this one would be fine. But after riding it, I decided I don't like Gondola Ferries either.

Anya said...

I love sitting in ferris wheels,
yessssss......
My husband not hahaha.....
It give e a wonderul feeling ;)

Hey Harriet said...

haha! I feel exactly the same way as you about ferris wheels. Love looking at them but getting me on one is another story! Great photo of your ferris wheel :)

Chrisy said...

oooh I just love riding them! ta for sharing...

ARTISANNE said...

Wonderful pic! Glad I'm not up there though :0)

Annie said...

This is a really fine picture. I love the angle. Very powerful.

Kateri Joe and Jonathan said...

Holy cow, that's a big Ferris Wheel! The view must be worth the momentary fear of falling out, what with the height of that monster. Sweet!

Chris Stone said...

"my husband wondered how much the ferris wheel shakes during an earthquake."
lol. He didn't say that at the top I hope!

Honeymoon bed breakfast said...

Actually the largest ferris wheel now (March 2008) is here in Singapore where i live - it's known as the Singapore Flyer. but word has it that another giant is coming up (shanghai? taiwan?) that will be even bigger.

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