I had a really nice slideshow all ready to add to my E is for...post but my computer was hacked on Friday evening so now I have to wait until it's fixed by a professional before even turning it on. What I originally wanted to show you was the town of Ely, just north of Cambridge, where Cathy and I met up with two extraordinary ladies. I had met Sally and Ellee online, and we had arranged to meet for lunch at Peacock's Tea Room in Ely. It was a lovely day but I forgot to take my camera! All the photos I have are from Cathy so I'll have to show you Ely another time. I have a smaller laptop that I'm using now to do a different post, but I don't have any photo software on it, so will have to do with just posting a few photos that I'd saved on a stick.
Most people are aware of the London EYE, but like me, I bet lots of you did not realize that there are EYES in other cities in England...and maybe even the world for all I know. But when we arrived in Liverpool and settled into our hotel at Albert Dock, we were very excited to see the Liverpool EYE right next door. Off we went to see about getting a ride, but alas, it was closed! I had to make do with taking some photos of it, practising from different angles. Standing more than 197 feet high, the wheel gives magnificent views of the city's World Heritage waterfront and the Albert Dock complex. It has 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioned capsules plus a VIP luxury capsule with leather seats, DVD player, and a champagne fridge. Also, in good weather, you can see all the way to North Wales and out to the Irish Sea. These are a few of my shots. Click on the photos to see them larger - they do look much better that way.
When I was in London, I wanted to go up in the London EYE with Lorne, but unfortunately we didn't get the chance. However, we did drive past it on our way to Heathrow on our final day. It truly is a magnificent sight! It is much bigger than the one in Liverpool, standing 443 feet high with the wheel having a diameter of 394 feet. The London EYE stands in the heart of London on the south bank of the River Thames adjacent to the Jubilee Gardens. I'll just have to return some day to this exciting city so I can finally have a ride on it. Here are a couple of shots I got from Google.
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