On a visit to Vienna's Prater Park, most people want to see the Wiener Riesenrad, the big wheel featured in the movie 'The Third Man'. After photographing this Viennese landmark, I took a walk farther into the park, it was almost deserted in the out of season late afternoon and I was fortunate to have the place almost to myself. Rides closed for winter creaked eerily as I passed them by. Garishly painted cartoon character eyes seemed to watch me as I moved around. Carriages swaying in the breeze sat empty of people. Eventually I arrived beside this huge lesser known Ferris Wheel. It towered over me casting long shadows in the watery sunlight and I felt very small standing next to it. I was sure I could hear laughter carried in the wind as it waited patiently for summer. Ferris Wheel Prater Park Vienna has a little added texture to complete the nostalgic feel.
March 14th, 2016
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