The Brighton Wheel, a.k.a. The Brighton O and The Wheel of Excellence, is a transportable ferris wheel installation erected in October 2011 in Brighton, part of the English city of Brighton and Hove.
The wheel (click on photo to enlarge and see slideshow) was manufactured in Germany and was transported to South Africa in 2010, where it served as a tourist attraction during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It was taken to England in September 2011. After a testing period, it was opened to the public on 24 October 2011.
There are 35 standard gondolas, each able to carry up to six adults and two children, and one VIP gondola able to carry up to four people, giving a maximum capacity of 284 (although the typical ridership at any one time is expected to be 200). Each ride consists of three full rotations lasting about 12 minutes in total. A commentary of visible buildings and views of the city is provided during the ride.
Focal Journey (by Gustavo Espinola)