The following is quoted from Reuters News Service:
LONDON (Reuters) - American illusionist David Blaine got a bird's eye view of the British capital Thursday, perched on the roof of a capsule of the towering "London Eye," the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
The daredevil entertainer marked his arrival in London by completing one revolution of the 443-foot-high wheel in just under one hour, performing feats such as balancing on one leg on top of the glass bubble, which holds 25 people.
The stunt was to publicize Blaine's next major feat on Sept. 5, when he will be suspended in a clear plexiglass case over the River Thames in London, said a spokesman for Sky One TV channel, which is filming the event.
The 30-year-old New Yorker will remain there for 44 days.
The container, about 7 feet high, 7 feet long and 3 feet wide, will be hung from a crane near Tower Bridge.
During his apparent incarceration, Blaine will eat no food and will have one tube for water and another for urinating.
It will be Blaine's first stunt outside the United States.
Previously he has been entombed in a block of ice for 61 hours, buried in a coffin for a week and spent 35 hours standing on top of an 80-foot pillar in Manhattan.
There is also a small interview from CNN at:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/08/30/c ... id.blaine/