March, 2012 – Graham Miln

Place Bellecour's Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheels have been a feature in both Melbourne and Lyon for us. They dot the landscape, they appear in the city skyline, and they frequent tourist postcards.

Place Bellecour's ferris wheel towering over the rooftops in Lyon

In Melbourne, the ferris wheels lived down by the Yarra River. Here in Lyon, a big ferris wheel lives in Place Bellecour.

Or at least it did live in Place Bellecour until today. The wheel is coming down. Its season must be over. I wonder when it will return and where it goes now.

A crane slowly dismantling the ferris wheel in Place Bellecour, Lyon