Monday, April 16, 2012

The Wurstelprater - Vienna, Austria

This is one of two ferris wheels at the Wurstelprater Amusement Park in Vienna, Austria.
It looked GREAT against a very blue sky!


This is the other...called the Riesenrad Ferris wheel.
It is the most recognizable attraction at the park.
Erected in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of  Emperor Franz Joseph, it ranks among the world's oldest and largest ferris wheels, reaching a height of 65 meters.

This is the Riesenrad from another perspective.
March 2012

5 comments:

Jim said...

Marvellous shots.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures of a great looking ferris wheels! I love the first one against that blue, blue sky! Gorgeous! Hope your week is going well, Carolyn!

Sylvia

Genie said...

1797....That is OLD! It was fascinating looks at the 3 shots. They are all wonderful. genie

Powell River Books said...

What wonderful looking ferris wheels. But I have to be honest, I couldn't ride them. They would scare me to death. - Margy

...melody... said...

Very cool! I love ferris wheels and saw a terrific one while in India that turned due to the man walking in the middle of it! :)