George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. was an American engineer.
He is mostly known for creating the original Ferris Wheel
for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Wikipedia
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I took these images in Ocean City, New Jersey while visiting my brother and sister-in-law.
The video below is a little shaky at the end when I lost my balance. Ii was a sort of light show.