London Eye Capsule

London Eye


I was built as a celebration: a tolling for a new millennium that promised much change and progress – if the preceding 100 years were any indication.

        I divided opinion between the inhabitants as my bulk was hard to hide amongst the historical buildings that line the South Bank of the river; and because a Ferris wheel is still just a large wheel no matter how you dress it up. But obvious and slightly clumsy as I was, I would become a phenomenon for the many that passed my way.


I am enough in and of myself to be marvellous. For I have but a single purpose: to lift people above the ground and offer them a different perspective of their landscape.

        This is the part that I love most. To hear the gasps of surprise and pleasure as the view slowly rotates and another realm of the city’s beauty is unveiled to both those who live within its miles and those who are merely passing through.

I am a wonder. A build celebrating a city’s future endeavours, that stands overlooking its past efforts.

        My 32 capsules represent the boroughs of London and have held many of the nationalities of the peoples who call this place home. I am a daily moment of breathlessness in a city that holds many such moments through its history, its architecture and its populace.

What I am is a revelation, a delight and a reflection of the metropolis in which I stand.

I am a retelling of a charming and captivating space.

This piece was written and submitted as part of WordPress.com’s Weekly Writing Challenge. The writing challenges are designed to “help you to push your writing boundaries, show off your blogging chops, and, hopefully, spark more post ideas”. The posts should be specifically written in response to the challenge set.

This week’s challenge was to “snap a photo of something that is iconic to you. Then, pull some inspiration from our previous 1,000 Words challenges and write a story using your picture”. You can see how other bloggers responded to the challenge, on Iconic.

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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

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