England: London From Above
London From Above
The Eye is a fairly new sight on London’s skyline. It took about seven years to construct this magnificent structure with hundreds of people working together to make it happen. When it opened in the year 2000, it immediately became one of the most popular places in the city for visitors.
Once inside the glass pod, I understood why so many people like the Eye. It was a clear day and I could see for almost 25 miles. The slow-moving ride takes around 30 minutes. This gives visitors plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views of London and see some of its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Parliament, and Buckingham Palace.
The Eye carries more than three and a half million people every year! It has also been featured in a number of TV shows and movies. Perhaps you recognize it from Cars 2 , Madagascar 3, or The Simpsons!
Can you think of other foreign cities with famous buildings or structures?