Sunday morning and with two teenage guests staying for the weekend, we set off to do a little touristing of London. I had booked tickets to go on the London Eye and had judiciously selected a morning slot to avoid the half term crowds.
Point One: Thick white fog blanketing the city.
Point Two: No crowds. They’d probably looked at the sky.
And so we were soon aboard the giant white bicycle wheel. Round it went almost imperceptibly, giving us a slightly hazy view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on the way up.
And then we were up at the top and we could see nothing but white cloud.
It reminded me of going up the Empire State Building and seeing nothing but white cloud. And it reminded me of going up the Shard and seeing nothing but white cloud. I really think these high rise tourist attractions are over-rated. Or perhaps I’m jinxed.
The London Eye Can’t See Anything!