View from a Ferris Wheel

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:

The Ferris Wheel at Gold Reef City. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

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.

View from a Ferris Wheel (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

This is the view I saw opposite to where I was sitting:

View from a Ferris Wheel (3). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I also had a bird’s-eye view of another section of the amusement park, as well as some outlying factories.

View from A Ferris Wheel (4). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

And Gold Reef City would not be the same without a well-known piece of equipment used for gold mining:

View from a Ferris Wheel (5). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

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?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

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.