The London Eye – A Cure for Vertigo?

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After a long break from curating my own Facebook photos, the previous one being photos from a glacier hike, I am now continuing.

This time the subject will be a vacation I had with my mother and sister in London in the summer of 2008, nearly ten years ago, and in this post I want to focus on an experience I had in the giant ferris wheel The London Eye.

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I have always been afraid of heights. I think it has something to do with “The Call of the Void” – the thought of how easily I could destroy myself, or get destroyed by a loose railing or something banal like that.

So I was quite surprised by how little this fear effected me at the top of The London Eye.

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I think it has something to do with how slowly the wheel moves. The snail-speed may have been the cause of the horribly long que we had to wait in to get on, but I think it may have moved so slow that it was impossible not to slowly get used to the altitude.

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The amazing view may also have distracted me some – but when I was on top of The Empire State Building many years later I was scared shitless, and the view there is great aswell.

If you want to see more of the pictures I took that summer click here 🙂


How do you handle heights?

Do you have any other fears?

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