Play "match the wheel to the city"
I have sometimes pondered, if, in some living room in Spain, or perhaps Japan, there is a tourist who has recently returned from a trip to The British Isles, who on the floor in front of him are his holiday pictures. He is scratching his head and wondering which wheel belongs to which city. Next to those photographs are a set of snaps of "pointy white cool looking" bridges again he is not sure where he took those pics.
And the point is? Well none really, I just find it odd that as a nation we have become obsessed with Ferris wheels. I blame the Londoners, and hate the fact that we just copied them. There was a time when this city would have stuck two fingers up at them and done something original. Still it's not just us, Birmingham and York have also gone down the "big fucking wheel to pull in punters" route. The funny thing is it probably works. Type in Manchester wheel on Google images and there are 160,000 pictures. Birmingham beats us with 173,000, and wait for it, There are 1,700,000 images of their wheel! If you love Big, Big wheels then take a look here:http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blrollercoaster.htm