Bye Bye Birmingham Eye

Well, after nearly three years the Birmingham Eye has carried it’s last passenger. I’ve often wondered how it managed to stay in business, as it never seemed to be very busy. The only time I went on the wheel the commentary was broken, so i’m not really sure what you could see from up there (besides council estates, the NIA, and the 10th floor of the Hilton right next door). But it was a landmark, even if it was a shite one, and I’ll miss it. Good bye, Birmingham Eye!

FYI: There’s a plethora of photos featuring the eye over on FlickR. I also found some good ones by Pete Ashton, via Google!

EDIT: Oops, actually I just realised the eye has only been permanently at that location for the past two years, then there was about a year gap between the first opening (as mentioned in that first link above) and a second the following year. Doh!

1 Comment so far

  1. Christopher (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 10:22 pm

    Aww MANNNNNN, I never did get a chance to take a trip on it :( I was planning to do it this year too, rubbish.

    Going home from Uni is going to be a little less interesting now when the bus is stuck in traffic down Broad Street :(

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