SJ8498 : Piccadilly Wheel

taken 5 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Piccadilly Wheel
Piccadilly Wheel
A new Ferris wheel was installed in Piccadilly Gardens in time for the 2013 Christmas and New Year festivities.

The original 190ft “Manchester Wheel” (SJ8398 : The Manchester Wheel, Exchange Square) had become an iconic Manchester landmark since it was first installed in 2007 in Exchange Square. It was dismantled in 2012 to make way for the Olympic celebrations.

The new wheel, standing at 173 feet, is not as tall as the last one; it was planned for it to stay in Piccadilly Gardens until January 2015, but it wasn't dismantled until June of that year.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 February, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 February, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 843 983 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8711N 2:14.2464W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 843 983
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Manchester City Centre  Piccadilly Gardens  Ferris Wheel  Manchester Wheel  Tourist Attraction 

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