Long before the London Eye sprang up on London’s skyline, Vienna had the Resienrad (which basically means ‘great big wheel’). Built in 1897 to celebrate Emperor Franz Josef I's golden Jubilee, it stands at the entrance to the Prater Park and provides great views over the city. Originally the wheel had 30 gondolas, but following damage in the Second World War, it was rebuilt with only 15.
“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” It’s one of the most famous lines in movie history, and it was said by Orson Welles to Joseph Cotton in the dramatic conclusion of the old film classic The Third Man as they decended from Vienna’s famous Ferris wheel.
This was taken through the wheel.
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rodgerg (55767) 2008-09-24 11:09
A beautiful framing on this famous attraction of the Prater. This framing gives a fantastic and beautiful graphic effect. Good prospect too with the elements coloured in the BG.
Have a good evening,
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-09-24 12:51
The famous Prater eye and the great view on Wien from top of this trade mark of Wien
Very intresthing details
rigoletto (34279) 2008-09-24 13:22
I love it! And it was a great experience to be on it and to watch the Stephansdom and Danube at the same time... Ah, you made me miss those lovely days in Wien.
mauro61 (52857) 2008-09-24 14:24
piacevole confusione geometrica in questo tuo scatto sulla ruota panoramica,ed e' l'elemento geometrico che mi colpisce di più insieme ad un buon controllo della luce
UnTrained (0) 2008-09-24 23:05
my great big wheel was less big than yours, this looks like taking all the visitors from our market just in one tour.
Wonderful graphical impression with the construction from within with a lot of details.
BTW: Even this was a sentence from a movie, the cuckoo clock is from the Black Forest a bit north of the Swiss.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Graal (103028) 2008-09-24 23:49
good shot, unusual POV. I know it place - Prater in Viena. Amazing construction. Interesting note, too.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-09-25 3:30
This complicated metal work, does not make think of a horse-gear, with this tumble of beams and cables. The image is spectacular and of very good quality. The colors of background attenuate the austere aspect of the unit. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Tue (38610) 2008-09-25 4:56
A really nice capture of the famous wheel from the inside. I really like to see all the lines of the construsction. Also the lighting is nice. Thanks for sharing!
macondo (19624) 2008-09-25 5:10
I was just talking with someone about this film yesterday. I have it on tape and have watched it quite a few times, never getting tired of it. I went on the Praterstern ferris wheel about 30 years ago. Great views.
Nicely cropped/composed and well timed shot, catching the colourful buildings below and the diagonal crossed bars. Well done with the sky, too, either with your exposure or PP.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-09-25 7:13
Exciting and spectacular photo. I am not his big friend for the depth, in this manner onto first glance I would omit this program. The optic angle very good, likes the huge Ferris wheel the construction of a spectacular metal. A photo is not everyday! Have a nice day
maltese (22901) 2008-09-25 9:03
Une vue très graphique pour nous faire prendre de la hauteur au dessus de Vienne. De belles diagonales et de bonnes couleurs pour composer cette photos.
Du bon travail!!
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-09-25 9:59
Nice geometrics and graphics here !
I like your tight compo, nice job,
Have a nice day,
stego (24132) 2008-09-25 11:07
Except for the place itself, the atmosphere kind of joyful, at least relaxing of the photo has little to do with the dark film that it evokes. Of course, this isn't a bad thing. The graphics of all those iron structures make an interesting compo, the red of the cages also helps.
It is slightly tilted, but that doesn't disturb much.
UlfE (14641) 2008-09-25 12:14
Excellent shot of the wheel. I believe that most exciting of the wheel is taken from the inside. The construction is really well presented and the photo is graphically very appealing. TFS and have a nice evening!
Silvio1953 (145485) 2008-09-26 5:43
Ciao Wilson, great view from Prater, wonderful compositioon with fantastic graphic, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
Cricri (120483) 2008-09-26 11:39
Une belle prise depuis l'intérieur de la roue, c'est original et ça donne un c^té graphique intéressant, bon format et cadrage serré
Have a nice weekend for you
batalay (39123) 2008-09-26 16:23
The excellent shot, presumably from a gondola in the ancient wheel, gives an unusual perspective. I enjoyed reading your short essay very much.
PJE (20758) 2008-09-26 21:14
Hello Wilson. I see you have a plethora of lines converging here in this Ferris wheel. I am glad you had the chance to take the ride and take in the view. Very nicely done.
danos (99148) 2008-09-26 22:39
Good morning Wilson,
nice composition with this metallic wheel that stands at the entrance to the Prater Park.I like the view that someone can see over the city and of course the experience sitting in one of the gondolas and viewing the city..Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
pablominto (53746) 2008-09-26 23:36
The final proof you actually entered the wheel!
Sharp fine details inside the wheel, good view to the surroundings...
I understand the construction is well over 100 years old, hopefully well maintained, hehehe!
siolaw (38292) 2008-09-27 0:04
An interesting and graphical compo, taking us on the London Eye! I like the wires giving strong visual impact.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-09-27 1:57
Hi Wilson. Great photo. Excellent sharpness and detail. I love the subtle colours and graduations in the sky and how they contrast with the more graphic nature of the wheel. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-09-27 11:02
Hi, my friend!
And next interesting photo from Wien. I like your view from Prater. Some years ago I was in Prater. It is very interesting place.
claudeD (39621) 2008-09-27 11:08
interesting view from Austria.Thank you for sharing and the detailed note.Bravo.
With regards from Luxembourg
Philippe (11836) 2008-09-27 11:19
Hi, Jay. An amazing net of lines gives a good structure and graphical qualities to your image. The grey metal structure contrasts well with the red gondolas and the colourful attractions in the background.
Have a nice evening,
danyy (0) 2008-09-27 13:30
de la recherche dans le souci de produire du graphisme en même temps qu'une photo qui montre un sujet simple mais plaisant, les attractions de foire.
Parmis toutes les positions de la nacelle où tu étais installée, tu as profité d'une des plus exploitables.
JCG (35129) 2008-09-27 14:02
A metal tangle and a whole of lines nicely tallied what shows the complexity of this kind of construction. An interesting sight of the interior of this large wheel. It is also an ideal place to make beautiful photographs of Vienna. Well done Wison.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
zeca (19762) 2008-09-27 15:23
Very nice perspective, Wilson. I like the symmetry and all the graphism captured.
patdeph (35748) 2008-09-28 2:51
I didn't know that there was this wheel to Vienna!Your picture learn it to me!Very interesting!It's nice to see the town through this wheel,whose bars give a beautiful graphism!From this POV,it seems very impressive!I have never ideas to do such photos and I like to see this from others!Very well done!
jhm (154480) 2008-09-28 2:59
You did very well taken through the wheel, I think perhaps the high top would are also very nice as panorama view.
A lot construction of threads make this picture very technical but lovely.
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Jean-Luc (5488) 2008-09-28 4:18
Une bonne idée d'avoir capté cette belle construction graphique aux lignes entrecroisées.
Ce fut certainement une expérience agréable pour évoquer l'histoire et d'anciens souvenirs.
Nicou (144160) 2008-09-28 7:35
mangigiqeu graphisme de câbles, fils, et sutrucutre, très bien reéalisé, l'effet est mangigique, moi je ne monterai jamais dans un de ces engins, car je serai malad, mais j'aime bien les regarder, merci.
Bravo et amitié
anducina (8407) 2008-09-28 12:09
Impressive high POV and graphic aspect, I like this steel web, well framed. The view from there must be spectacular...
TopGeo (38216) 2008-10-03 11:48
A wonderful picture on this famous attraction of the Prater! Excellent artist framing and beautiful graphic effect. Amazing construction. Interesting note.
ocskaymarci (2690) 2008-10-05 5:13
Very good dynamic shot! For the first time its seems symmetrical but later differences can be noticed, that gives the dynamism to the photo. The iron srtucture is full of details, very good work!
BWJ (3094) 2008-10-16 17:03
There is much to observe and admire here. The symmetry, lines, angles, shapes, and patterns formed by the construction of the Ferris Wheel are incredible! It must be one of the largest in the world. It is a most compelling shot accompanied with a good note.
jemaflor (98743) 2008-10-31 5:02
Interesting idea with that angle to take this shot, good result with all these lines.
macjake (69083) 2010-12-27 15:11
you have some very interesting compositions in your gallery. this one really does pop out and makes a statement.
so many diagonal and criss crossing lines, so many elements to look at.
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16101)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-29
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, Tamron 28-300mm XR LD IF 1:3.5-6.3 Macro
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-24 10:48