Obviously I took my camera and I thought I would share some unusual photos, not just from the wheel itself but also of a few local landmarks you may or may not recognise.
First the views from the wheel; somewhat hampered because (a) the curved glass makes it hard to get off a good shot and (b) it’s Derby, not Sydney. What did you expect? Herds of Wildebeest… etc etc …
One final word – the wheel is in place until the end of October. It’s only £5 and you get a good while on (I got 5 rotations) plus there’s a potted audio commentary if you so choose.
OK – now here’s a mild quiz based on things that caught my eye from terra firma. To see the answers to the questions just hover the mouse over the images…
If you know Derby you probably recognise this stature from the square on the Wardwick behind the library. But who is it?
(Yeah – the plaque tells you if you zoom in)
This unusual clock sits on an art deco building over a bank. But where?
It’s a tower. No points for that, but on what building?
What is it, where is it and to who does it remember?
What public building incorporates this work in stone?
Where can you find this distinctive sculpture?
Who (easy) is this and where (less easy) can you find the statue?
What and where is this?
Number 48, but which street?
Count up how many you got right and then go and do something useful. I got some of them wrong and I was there…