It is not often we look up, instead focusing on what is ahead of us. However when approaching the Ferris Wheel at Gold Reef City, an amusement park in South Africa, my girls and I could not resist looking towards the sky.
The view looking up encouraged us to want to see the view looking down. We, of course, went to stand in line to ride it. (To see the views we saw of the park and of Johannesburg, you can visit the post in which I share the photos.) The stunning views from above did not let us down – and reminded us that looking up sometimes leads to good things.
When did looking up lead to a positive experience for you?
As mentioned in a previous post, I took a ride on a ferris wheel in a theme park found in Johannesburg, South Africa. As we approached the ferris wheel in Gold Reef City, this what we saw from among the trees:
As you can see, the theme of the ride was the soccer world cup (which South Africa had hosted in 2010). Not only did I take pictures of the surrounding scenery from up high, but also tried to capture a part of the ferris wheel itself from my seat.
This is the view I saw opposite to where I was sitting:
I also had a bird’s-eye view of another section of the amusement park, as well as some outlying factories.
And Gold Reef City would not be the same without a well-known piece of equipment used for gold mining:
We all enjoyed our ride in the Ferris Wheel. And the next time we visit the amusement park, I am sure my children will pull us towards it!
Have you been on a ferris wheel? What was your experience like?
It is not often that we get the opportunity to look at the world from a height. I had the chance to do so when I went on a Ferris Wheel ride with my children, nephews and siblings this past year. We were at Gold Reef City, a theme park situated in Nasrec 8 kilometers from the centre of Johannesburg in South Africa. In the photograph you can see a bird’s-eye view of a section of the park, as well as the skyline of the Johannesburg metropolis in the distance.