Erected in the years 1896-97 by the english engineer Walter Basset the Riesenrad, is one of the most visited sights in Vienna.
But the Riesenrad wasnt always such a unique sight then it is nowadays: such panorama giant ferris wheels were popular attractions at the end of the nineteenth century, and Basset had built similar ones in Chicago, London, Blackpool, and Paris.
Today, the Riesenrad offers an attractive adventure world: at the entrance area, a "Panorama" tells the history of this monumental ferris wheel and the City of Vienna – with nostalgic installations that drift past you in giant ferris wheel cars.
Tue 9 May 2006 22:37
comments (6 from 6)
Wed 10 May 2006 00:12
a good, effective pov.. excellent lights...
Wed 10 May 2006 01:33
stunning image and perfect angle, wonderful
Wed 10 May 2006 02:18
Excellent nocturne view, good image details and light, well exposed and composed!
Thu 11 May 2006 22:53
Thanks for the nice comments and recognizing my work.
Sun 21 May 2006 18:58
Outstanding detail in low lighting conditions. Fantastic perspective