2608 – This Wheel’s On Fire

The Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna (red in the background of this image) was erected to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1897. It is at the entrance of Wurstelprater, the traditional amusement park in Vienna’s second district.

The area has recently been renovated, which was accompanied by a political scandal, but to be honest, I think the result is quite OK. Slightly Las Vegas (not on this image), but I don’t see how that could be wrong for an amusement park.

The Song of the Day is “This Wheel’s On Fire” from The Band’s final concert “The Last Waltz”. Hear it on YouTube.