52b – Brighton Part III

Sat at the foot of Brighton Pier is the Brighton Wheel, an attraction that was installed in October 2011 and which has planning permission to stay in place until 2016.

Brighton WheelAs we walked up to it, we decided it looked rather impressive.

Brighton WheelThe white cars against the blue sky looked very inviting!

Brighton WheelWe decided we couldn’t walk by without taking a ride.  Ben, our son, misreading the sign at the entrance, persuaded us what good value this expensive ride was.

“Look!” he called out.  “You get a minimum of three revelations!”

Look - Three Revelations, Cried BenWith a fervour only experienced by those who are expecting a minimum of three revelations, my aunt insisted on treating us all and we queued up with impatient expectation.

Brighton Wheel

I am not sure we got three revelations, but we did get some fine views.  Inland, to our north, we could see the extravagant and famous Royal Pavilion trying to keep its head above its more modern neighbours.

Royal Pavilion from the Brighton WheelTo the west, Brighton Beach stretched away into the distance.

Brighton Beach from the Brighton WheelThe best views, though, were of the pier and the sea.

Brighton Pier from the Brighton WheelWe got a bird’s eye view of the pier head and its fairground rides.  These looked very inviting indeed!  We finished our three revolutions and got off.  During our ride we did receive the benefit of one revelation – that we needed to go to the pier in search of excitement!

Brighton Pier from the Brighton Wheel

Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):

  • The Site of The Brighton Wheel (not actually shown on Google Earth):  N 50° 49.142 W 000° 08.065

Walk #52 Statistics (of which this post forms the second part):

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8 Responses to 52b – Brighton Part III

  1. TheBigForest says:

    We took almost exactly the same photos – although we went on a sunny winters day. In the winter you get about 5 or 6 revolutions and we were begining to feel a bit sick by the end! Just off to explore the rest of your blog.

    • Wingclipped says:

      Hi and thanks for dropping by. I can well imagine that five or six turns would be a few too many! I think we had seen pretty much all there was to be seen after three. Your trip on a sunny winter’s day must have been good – I love the crisp clearness of those days. We were lucky on our trip but so many summer days are full of haze… Nic

  2. Jody says:

    Lovely views of the coast, city, and ferris wheel! I’m actually quite surprised to see the remains of the West Pier still out there in the water!

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