What a wonder-full world
August 28, 2007 8:55 AM   Subscribe

I like the souvenir shop at Petra.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:17 AM on August 28, 2007

That Rio capture is spectacular. As is the Peru one.
posted by Acey at 9:40 AM on August 28, 2007

Wow, that is an amazing and effective use of Quicktime with 360 panorama. So much better than the fishbowl views of places I've seen.
posted by misha at 9:44 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is cool, thanks.
posted by nuclear_soup at 10:05 AM on August 28, 2007

I'd like to watch it, but it has now crashed my browser twice, so I think I'm gonna skip it. Great idea, though.
posted by msali at 10:46 AM on August 28, 2007

Here's one that was shot at a memorial service for the Virginia shootings, complete with sound.
posted by jiiota at 2:29 PM on August 28, 2007

those were sweet! thanks.
posted by vronsky at 5:12 PM on August 28, 2007

...and if seven new wonders didn't provide enough VR goodness for you, this mob are attempting to take panorama shots of every single UNESCO World Heritage site.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:39 PM on August 28, 2007

Oh man, the souvenir shop at Petra has one of those poster carousel display things, and the visible one is a huge white, black, and red print of Saddam Hussein in a kaffiyeh!
posted by blasdelf at 6:53 PM on August 28, 2007

damn, that Rio one's good!
posted by forallmankind at 7:10 PM on August 28, 2007

New seven wonders? Heresy!
posted by Krrrlson at 7:26 PM on August 28, 2007

Actually, the Rio one confirms my belief that it shouldn't have been included in the 7 wonders. The Petra photograph is awesome.
posted by Eekacat at 9:33 PM on August 28, 2007

Eekacat: you realise it was only a popularity contest for tourist sites, right? (with a bit of parochialism thrown in)
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:40 PM on August 28, 2007

The Rio statue is an absolutely incredible view, but the statue itself is pretty unremarkable.
posted by empath at 6:44 AM on August 29, 2007

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