Brighton Wheel in the wind caught on video

Brighton Wheel in the wind caught on video

Brighton Wheel in the wind caught on video

First published in News

Gale force winds have been hitting Brighton for the past few weeks.

Darren Cool captured Brighton Wheel capsules caught in the wind.

It would have been a bumpy ride for anyone boarding the iconic seafront attraction.

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10:32am Fri 14 Feb 14

Tallywhacker says...

Gosh. Lucky it wasn't a doughnutty thing on a stick that has to run 24/7 for any profits. But then any prudent investor would have considered that bad weather may force closures every so often. Imagine smebody who would invest without thinking of all the problems, but then fools and someone elses money are soon parted.
Gosh. Lucky it wasn't a doughnutty thing on a stick that has to run 24/7 for any profits. But then any prudent investor would have considered that bad weather may force closures every so often. Imagine smebody who would invest without thinking of all the problems, but then fools and someone elses money are soon parted. Tallywhacker
  • Score: 15

10:33am Fri 14 Feb 14

s_james says...

It's not 'iconic'

That word is so misused and overused.
It's not 'iconic' That word is so misused and overused. s_james
  • Score: 28

10:43am Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy R says...

s_james wrote:
It's not 'iconic'

That word is so misused and overused.
It's a useful guide in that you know that if something is described as "iconic" in the papers, it definitely isn't.
[quote][p][bold]s_james[/bold] wrote: It's not 'iconic' That word is so misused and overused.[/p][/quote]It's a useful guide in that you know that if something is described as "iconic" in the papers, it definitely isn't. Andy R
  • Score: 18

10:54am Fri 14 Feb 14

Richada says...

Surprised that they didn't take the "cars" (sorry HJ!) off the wheel this time, during the last storms they were sitting on the ground, presumably safely out of harms way.
Surprised that they didn't take the "cars" (sorry HJ!) off the wheel this time, during the last storms they were sitting on the ground, presumably safely out of harms way. Richada
  • Score: 7

11:00am Fri 14 Feb 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Andy R wrote:
s_james wrote:
It's not 'iconic'

That word is so misused and overused.
It's a useful guide in that you know that if something is described as "iconic" in the papers, it definitely isn't.
The next thing will be the staff of the big wheel will be called "Heroes".
How the newspapers bend the facts
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s_james[/bold] wrote: It's not 'iconic' That word is so misused and overused.[/p][/quote]It's a useful guide in that you know that if something is described as "iconic" in the papers, it definitely isn't.[/p][/quote]The next thing will be the staff of the big wheel will be called "Heroes". How the newspapers bend the facts ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 14

11:53am Fri 14 Feb 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

S-J agree, like 'awesome'!
S-J agree, like 'awesome'! Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 6

3:32pm Fri 14 Feb 14

s_james says...

Tailgaters Anonymous wrote:
S-J agree, like 'awesome'!
It's become a trendy way of saying 'well known', although I'm not sure the wheel is even well known outside the city! The Pavilion could possibly be described as iconic but I don't think anything else in Brighton could.

A quick google found this amusing article on the subject www.huffingtonpost.c
om/steve-karras/icon
ic-take-it-anymore-t
r_b_3720468.html
[quote][p][bold]Tailgaters Anonymous[/bold] wrote: S-J agree, like 'awesome'![/p][/quote]It's become a trendy way of saying 'well known', although I'm not sure the wheel is even well known outside the city! The Pavilion could possibly be described as iconic but I don't think anything else in Brighton could. A quick google found this amusing article on the subject www.huffingtonpost.c om/steve-karras/icon ic-take-it-anymore-t r_b_3720468.html s_james
  • Score: 3

7:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

Richada wrote:
Surprised that they didn't take the "cars" (sorry HJ!) off the wheel this time, during the last storms they were sitting on the ground, presumably safely out of harms way.
What, you mean during last month's annual service, as mentioned on their website at the time?

Also, was this article written by the same bloke who does the storylines for "Janet and John" books?
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: Surprised that they didn't take the "cars" (sorry HJ!) off the wheel this time, during the last storms they were sitting on the ground, presumably safely out of harms way.[/p][/quote]What, you mean during last month's annual service, as mentioned on their website at the time? Also, was this article written by the same bloke who does the storylines for "Janet and John" books? Roundbill
  • Score: 4

10:36pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Hope it blows down. Horrible thing.
Hope it blows down. Horrible thing. Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 1

7:26am Mon 17 Feb 14

gazzamagoo says...

Wow...
Wow... gazzamagoo
  • Score: 0

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