Friday, January 8, 2016

La Grande Roue de Paris

La Grande Roue de Paris

Although this ferris wheel is commonly known as "la Grande Roue de Paris" 
it is a relatively new construction which is portable and requires no
special foundation.  It is held in place with ballast of 11,000 gallons (40,000 liters) of water.
This roue de Paris was designed and built for the 2000 millennium celebrations.

It has traveled to England, Belgium, Thailand, Italy, and the Netherlands
over the past ten years.  It is always a welcome sight on Place de la Concorde and can be seen from the Arc de Triomphe in line with the Louvre.

The original "Grande Roue de Paris" was built for the 1900 
Exposition Universelle and was dismantled in 1920.

La Grande Roue de Paris
Place de la Concorde
75008, Paris


Andy said...

Things look so different at night. This photo is a beaut.

William Kendall said...

What a colourful wheel!

RedPat said...

Love your shot!

Danar O said...

It's a beautiful road of lights to reach the big eye!
Thank you Genie.

Jeanie said...

Fabulous! I love night shots like this! I never can seem to capture them well and so admire those who do!