The Dublin Wheel

7 Aug

Yeah, yeah, I know – the London Eye it ain’t but Dublin just opened a new attraction – The Wheel – last weekend.  

It’s a 60 meter tall observation wheel  and from it you can see the Dublin Mountains, Howth Head and the Four Courts.   

I haven’t been on it yet myself but I did manage a drive down through Ringsend to snap a few pics.  The Wheel is one of the attractions at the Point Village Market which opened this summer.  There’s lots happening now down at the Dublin Docklands and I think in a few years’ time, if the economy cooperates a little, that this will be a bustling area of the city center.  

Right next door to The Wheel is the O2 venue.  Tickets are n €9 per person for the 13 minute spin and it operates every day from 10am to 10pm.  There’s also the lovely new Samuel Beckett Bridge (designed by Calatrava) which takes you across the Hanover Quay, the new Grand Canal Theatre and a host of restaurants.   

And another amazing piece of Calatrava architecture — the Ysios Winery in the Rioja region of Spain.  The reflection of the building in the little channel of water that surrounds the building is supposed to look like a wine cask – love it.  

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