Panoramic 360° Photos
December 4, 2002 1:32 AM   Subscribe

Panoramania: Big screen adventures for the discerning armchair traveller. Less discerning small screen 360° fans also catered for.[A companion-piece to mediareport's post below, first link requiring Quicktime.]
posted by MiguelCardoso (10 comments total)
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:09 AM on December 4, 2002

Great post again, MiguelCardoso!

Here's a panorama of Tokyo at night, and a satellite survey of Seoul at bluemap.
I hope you find them as interesting as I did.
posted by hama7 at 2:55 AM on December 4, 2002

Sorry, the view of Seoul isn't in English, but hopefully interesting, anyway.
posted by hama7 at 2:57 AM on December 4, 2002

Very cool. The two NYC ones ("Tribute in Light" and Times Square) are fun to look up in (should I embarassed if quicktime VR gave me fleeting vertigo?).
posted by gsteff at 4:28 AM on December 4, 2002

Superb, thank you. It's the only medium which can begin to do justice to the great Mosque at Cordoba, particularly the amazing way you turn a corner and, oh!, there's a cathedral in the middle.
posted by grahamwell at 5:56 AM on December 4, 2002

posted by crunchland at 6:08 AM on December 4, 2002

Good one, but woh ~ I feel woozy.
posted by gottabefunky at 7:03 AM on December 4, 2002

These are amazing, Miguel. The week-by-week archive is fantastic; there's so much to explore in each one. I know taking a VR tour isn't the same as visiting the real thing (not yet, anyway) but I still feel like I've just been in a church in Cyprus. And someone definitely needs to do the Bone Church at Sedlec.

Oh, and moving quickly through them gives me vertigo, too, gsteff. So does looking straight down at Monte Perdido and spinning around (er, I mean spinning the image around) as fast as you can. You probably shouldn't do that. Really.

The vertigo is a sync problem with the organic relationship between the eye and inner ear, isn't it?
posted by mediareport at 7:57 AM on December 4, 2002

Wow. My word, these are amazing.

posted by silusGROK at 10:42 AM on December 4, 2002

Did anyone else think the sort of holodeck-background-like disolve was kind of cool as the panoramas loaded up. or am i just a huge TNG geek.
posted by jearbear at 4:02 PM on December 4, 2002

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