Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Let The Good Times Roll

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Three views of the ferris wheel at Webster Groves' Fourth of July carnival. The new ones are covered with ever-changing LEDs, not the incandescent bulbs I remember as a child. Subtle lighting changes between the second and third images.

It occurred to me that I had no idea why they call them ferris wheels. Why, after George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., of course. (There was another one before him?)  The first one was in Chicago at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.                

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10 comments:

Olivier said...

tes trois derniers posts sont magnifiques, le melange feux d'artifices avec la grande roue, j'adore. Bravo

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Nice ones...I like the first one!
-- Walking into the light

s.c said...

Great shots again. All that colors in the dark. I like it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The LED lighting makes sense.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

Birdman said...

Yup! Knew this. One of those etymologies that comes from a person.

Halcyon said...

I like the first one with the motion best! Great night shots.

William Kendall said...

The motion one draws me right in.

Norma Beishir said...

I love these!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's nothing like a ferris wheel to give that carnival feeling hey Bob.. Good to WATCH only.. Super first shot.