Yesterday was my birthday and for a special treat we decided to take a spin on Seattle’s Great Wheel – the new super Ferris wheel which opened this summer on Seattle’s waterfront.
It’s not quite the London Eye, but the views over downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay are just as spectacular. The sun shone for me yesterday and we were lucky enough to board just as the sun was setting over the Olympic mountains.
The Husband treated us to the exclusive, all black VIP Gondola – which was expensive but worth it I think for the super comfortable bucket seats, which for some reason made me feel much less nervous (I’m not so good with heights), the see-through glass floor and the fact that we didn’t have to share with another party. I think we also got a longer ride than others too (and some super uglyass tee-shirts).
Here’s the view down through the glass-bottom of the gondola
And here’s a gratuitous shot of some folks on the pier watching the sun going down, just because I like it really.
Seattle peeps, I highly recommend this if you haven’t been already. I understand the light show is pretty major too.