Millennium Wheel

June 2, 2016


I had not realized how truly remarkable the invention of a Ferris wheel is. They are entire beings of architecture engineered to get its passengers that much closer to the sky and the surrounding area, and yet they give the opportunity to see the entire world in which we live in from another point of view. The mass of the marvel is only its starting point, but the wheel can show you a different take on perhaps a city in which you have lived an entire life. Though not in the same exact words, this was something I had the chance to reflect on while at the London Eye today.

There had been a miniscule report in an obscure news article speaking of this “Millennium” wheel serving as a spot in where a variety of information is exchanged within the hunting community, including transactions from Men of Letters in the past. I thought it would serve as a lead, but I did not find any new information besides noticing that there was more than one sigil engraved just before the entrance of the wheel itself, presumably banning creatures from being able to board. I was unaffected, but I had not seen any angel warding that could hinder my entering one of the pods before it rose up into the sky.

Cities in and of itself are feats of labor, passion, and commotion. They were built by humans and continue to expand with every passing year. Seeing it like this, from above I mean, was once a normal view for me. Now I have come to realize that it is more of a luxury that I took for granted. Sam would have liked to see the world like this, but Dean would have most likely remained on the ground unless there was an immediate threat. His fear of planes has the potential to also include heights, as I found out one night after we had experienced a rather ominous earthquake while on one of the highest floors of a building in California during a case. He refused to acknowledge his scream…

Other tourists are crowding around the same pod that I am in, taking in the sights from all angles. This is one of the few chances they are able to do so, I understand. There was a little girl that had been attempting to get closer to the glass, but the adults had blocked her vantage point, her view rendered to nothing less than a few pairs of feet in front of the entirety of London. I let her my spot. Children should have the chance to view all that is around them because one day their world may change so irrevocably that these views are no longer an option for them.

… To think that just a few days ago the world was ending. It is thanks to Dean that we can still view it…



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The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a ferris wheel on the South Bank of the Thames River, London, UK. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft).