I’m reading Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar. I’m reading about the qualities of the mind and your picture reminded me of this quote from my reading last night, “A stable mind is like the hub of a wheel. The world may spin around you, but the mind is steady.”
What a fabulous quote!
Perfectly fitting for both this photo AND my present circumstance!
DItto on the awesome quote! 🙂
That is fantastic, Kerry! With all the renovation and disarray around me these days, I can certainly relate to that imagery.
Gorgeous! Did you take that photo?
I did, Carrie! Lucky shot. Vegas is refurbishing a bunch of areas on the strip, to make a lot more outdoor activities. Up until very recently, all focus had been on keeping people INSIDE the casinos, by putting restaurants, malls, etc. all inside. The area where this observation wheel, The High Roller, is located is known as The Linq, the first outdoor multi-use space: retail, restaurants, nightclubs, to open up on the strip. The Linq opened in March 2014, and it’s teeming with people, as you can imagine. I wanted to get a good shot of the High Roller (taller than the London Eye, FYI!) but in order to get the full wheel, I would have had to have been so far back on the street, and would have had crowds of tourists in the shot. I decided to try for an artsy pic, only showing part of the wheel. The fact that I got palm trees in there too was just dumb luck! I’m really pleased with the shot and was thinking of making an oversized canvas out of it, to hang in the hallway of the condo down there.
Oh, you should. It would look great hanging on the wall. My first thought was the London Eye. The Linq might be just the thing to get me to go back to Vegas. I wonder how long it will take before it’s littered with booby cards…
the booby card distributors are limited to standing on LV Blvd. The Linq is up a cross street. 🙂
Good to know. But those cards do have a way of sticking to shoes and making their way around town.
Some days, for fun, I collect them. One stroll up and down the strip and I gather enough to wallpaper a small room. 🙂
Considering the pic you showed us last week, I’m not surprised. 😉
The other thing I do is play the “got ’em, need ’em” game, like when we were kids, collecting hockey cards. I try to avoid duplicates. 🙂
I was going to say that an enlargement would look fabulous on the wall!
Thank you! It’s been on my to-do list for a couple months now. Next trip to LV I’ll get this done.
I just said to Kate (“Did That Just Happen?”) that I liked that she didn’t take Wordless Wednesday too literally. But I’m glad that I had a chance to peruse your FAB shot before seeing this gem in the comment thread:
“A stable mind is like the hub of a wheel. The world may spin around you, but the mind is steady.”
Fantastic, right! I’m thinking that Kerry and I should collaborate on future Wordless Wednesday posts! 🙂
Wow! That’s a great angle! Beautiful picture!
Thanks Kate! I was very pleased with the results!
I thought it was the london eye too…but the sky in london is rarely that blue 😉
love the shot!!
The colour of the sky is probably quite different (most days), AND I imagine that the palm tree would also be out of place in London. 🙂
hahah yes!! you are absolutely right…they are not London’s natural fauna 😀
Not Toronto’s either. 🙂
Thanks Lisa! The coolest thing about this pic, I think, is that I didn’t do any colour editing. The sky was actually that blue. (One of the reasons I really love Vegas.)
The bright blue is really amazing and such a beautiful backdrop for the white wheel and green palm fronds. Did you take a ride to the top?
Not yet, Lisa. It just opened in March, so it’s still crazy busy. I saw a groupon recently with discounted rates so I might jump on one of those if it’s offered again.
Such an awesome shot!!
Love that the picture captures only part of the wheel! I could stare at it all day and let my mind go crazy speculating and forming stories about it. 🙂
Thanks Maria, I really love this shot!
You changed your header! I like it.
It’s the sky portion of one of my red rock canyon hiking shots. I tried to get more of the mountains in there, but then it obscured the black typing in the title and subtitle, so I went with just the sky. 🙂
Fantastic photo, Nancy. And even though I understand that these wheels aren’t the rickety old rides I was used to seeing as a kid at the county fair, just looking at your picture really makes me wonder about the magic of science. It looks so large, but so frail, the structure wholly incapable of doing what it’s asked to. Amazing stuff, those creative human brains. And a tip of the hat to your terrific third eye. 😉
They really are amazing fears of engineering, Shelley by his one is the tallest one yet (and I thought the London Eye was a big boy). It’s quite the sight all lit up at night, even amongst the crazy lights of the Vegas Strip.
Really nice shot! We have one of those here in Atlanta now, but we haven’t been either.
Thanks! The sky was incredible that day. Right place, right time.
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