Ferris Wheel Views

Ferris Wheel Views

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

The last time we went to Seattle in 2008 we had a wonderful time, but we didn’t get to see the city like we saw it when riding the Seattle Great Wheel. As soon as I peered out the window in our room at Hotel 1000 and spotted it, I knew we had to find a way to get over there for a ride. Luckily it was in walking distance.

Built in 2012, Great Wheel is mounted out on Pier 57 down from Pike Place Market and The Seattle Aquarium (two other ‘musts’ if you are visiting Seattle for the first time). It’s the tallest of its kind on the west coast and has an overall height of 175 feet, which is roughly the equivalent to a 14 story building. Yeah… that’s pretty huge. I have been accustomed to dinky Ferris Wheels at county and state fairs. When we went up it was so smooth and fantastic, it was almost like we were floating in the sky. It reminded me of the end scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where Willy, Charlie and his Grandpa shoot into the air in the Glass Elevator. The pods you ride in allow you to look out East onto the city and West onto Puget Sound. It was even air conditioned inside! Talk about a pleasure ride! We went around a total of 3 times and stopped what seemed like 4 times at top peaks. As you can see by our photos, it was an absolutely beautiful day, just perfect for hanging out in the sky.

Seattle is such a beautiful city and seeing it from the wheel is a must. Next time we go back, I am for sure going to go back and bring some binoculars to possibly see some sea life on the Sound.

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

'Ferris Wheel Views' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #seattle

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13Comments

  • Sam Revel / 13 June 2013 7:52

    Going in December and cannot wait! Loving your posts about Seattle

    • endlesslyenraptured / 13 June 2013 10:30

      Thank you oh so much! You are going to have the best time! Just make sure you bring a warm jacket 😉

  • Vickie / 13 June 2013 12:24

    what spectacular views!

    reminds me of a picture book I had as a kid called (I think) ‘The Weedle in the Needle’. It was about a creature that lived near Seattle & couldn’t sleep because of all the happy whistling, so it made it always rain & then the people made it earmuffs & it went to sleep on the top of the needle. Or something like that, lol

    • endlesslyenraptured / 13 June 2013 10:32

      Hahaha! Oh my gosh, that book sounds delightful! I’m going to have to track it down…

  • janice / twoaftertwenty / 13 June 2013 2:37

    These are so beautiful. I love the blues! So clear and wonderful.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 13 June 2013 10:38

      Aw, thank you so much Janice! I was completely out of my comfort zone: I don’t normally shoot landscape/cityscape/seascape. I totally lucked out because it was such a gorgeous day out. I’m excited to experiment and shoot more environment shots around Portland this summer.

  • McKenna Lou Ryan / 13 June 2013 3:48

    This is gorgeous! I need to go on a vacation! I really want to go on that ferris wheel. xx. McKenna Lou
    http://www.lynnandlou.com

  • Laicie / A Thousand Threads / 13 June 2013 7:33

    These shots are breathtaking!! SUCH a beautiful city.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 13 June 2013 10:39

      Thank you Laicie! Seattle really is breathtaking. I can’t wait to go back!

  • Yelle / 13 June 2013 10:03

    Did you pay the clouds to look so beautiful that day? I’m in awe of how gorgeous these photos are. xo

    • endlesslyenraptured / 14 June 2013 3:22

      Haha! While I didn’t pay them, I certainly felt like we won the lottery that day. That much sunshine in Seattle can be rare!

  • Youa / 13 June 2013 11:30

    these photos are beautiful! i live in seattle and i think you captured the beauty of the city so perfectly in all your photos.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 14 June 2013 3:25

      Aw! It makes me so happy that you feel I did your city justice. Thanks so much Youa!