John & Anne Wiley

2011/11/18

The Wheel

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Inner World,People,Random — John @ 12:49

Flying along the coast to L.A. usually provides us a look at the wheel on Santa Monica pier. I think this current Ferris wheel is a replacement for an older one that was bought and moved somewhere else. I’m glad it’s there, because any glimpse of that pier usually conjures images of all the times we’ve visited their airport (SMO); or the waterfront; or the Promenade.

7646 SMO Fun

7646 SMO Fun

The colors and activities there are a feast for the eye, so you can almost hear all the hubbub and laughter.

7648 The Wheel

7648 The Wheel

I recall as a kid the first ride on a Ferris wheel felt thrilling. Breathtaking to be so high, and feel the vertical motion. Now of course, it looks dinky. Still, looking down at one now is looking back into time from a different perspective that retains the thrill inside a much expanded vessel.

7652 Back In Time

7652 Back In Time

The big wheel turns anew for some child down there as we slip quietly past on wings of memory.

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