World's largest spherical panorama?
January 2, 2010 4:17 AM   Subscribe

Potentially the world's largest spherical panorama, a seamless, 18-gigapixel-sized 360° view of Prague. Zooms in to a mind-blowing level of detail. Also, a treasure hunt. posted by zadermatermorts (29 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Wow. That's just all kinds of wow.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:23 AM on January 2, 2010

posted by Free word order! at 4:49 AM on January 2, 2010 [4 favorites]

Excellent. Now...if we could just mouse-over for links to flickr feeds, twitter, facebook...
posted by nickjadlowe at 4:55 AM on January 2, 2010

Hey, I can see my nose from here!
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:58 AM on January 2, 2010

The vantage point it is taken from (Zizkov tower) has featured on MeFi before and I must link to the crazy babies that adorn it.
posted by Gratishades at 5:07 AM on January 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

I don't know if this is obvious: You can zoom in by pressing your SHIFT key, zoom out by pressing your CTRL key, and arrow keys will of course move you up-down-left-right. At least on Windows.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:29 AM on January 2, 2010

So... Where is the window where the defenestration occurred? Seriously.
posted by lordrunningclam at 5:38 AM on January 2, 2010

The Old Town and the castle can be seen just a bit to the right of where the page originally takes you; look for a big hill (Petrin hill).
posted by mammary16 at 5:56 AM on January 2, 2010

Something very strange is going on with those trees in the cemetery just below the north side of the tower.
posted by Pimonkey at 6:15 AM on January 2, 2010

lordrunningcam- the defensetration took place in Old Town Square (Staromeska Radnice). From the default start view turn approx 90 degrees (East North East). If you focus below the castle you can turn on the map at the lefthand side and see where Staromesk Radnice is and focus accordingly
posted by Gratishades at 6:24 AM on January 2, 2010

('Staromestska') that should read.
posted by Gratishades at 6:27 AM on January 2, 2010

The 1618 defenestration was at Prague Castle. In the panorama, aim for between 9 and 10 o'clock on the indicator in the upper left. Zoom in and not far below the horizon you'll see Prague Castle. Follow the left edge of the cathedral there down and you'll see this ivy-covered wall where the defenestration occurred.
posted by gubo at 7:01 AM on January 2, 2010 [3 favorites]

Whoops- there were two defenestrations first at Old Town Square and the other, as gubo correctly points out was at the castle
posted by Gratishades at 7:09 AM on January 2, 2010

I love those crazy babies.
posted by unknowncommand at 7:53 AM on January 2, 2010

That's just amazing. Thanks.
posted by mistersquid at 8:07 AM on January 2, 2010

Sublime. Like the Eye of God heheh.

OOOh czech out the competition too! ;)
posted by Monkeymoo at 8:47 AM on January 2, 2010

Fascinating in an ant farm kind of way.
posted by birdhaus at 8:58 AM on January 2, 2010

OMG, I found it. That is so cool. Thanks, gubo!
posted by lordrunningclam at 9:40 AM on January 2, 2010

(and everyone else who answered)
posted by lordrunningclam at 9:43 AM on January 2, 2010

I see that all over the world, idiots like to write on buildings with markers.
posted by jeffmik at 10:09 AM on January 2, 2010

This is making me strangely giddy, and I don't think it is just the vertigo.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:50 AM on January 2, 2010

See if you can spot the white guy with the funky shirt and the backwards baseball cap.
posted by Malice at 11:03 AM on January 2, 2010

Anyone know what this guy is doing?
posted by Monkeymoo at 11:13 AM on January 2, 2010

Lighting candles?
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 12:21 PM on January 2, 2010

Harder than hell to spot the Easter Egg Waldo that the guy put shopped in there, but I did it. Hint: near a satellite dish.
posted by jcworth at 12:52 PM on January 2, 2010

Amazing thanks!
posted by NikitaNikita at 3:35 PM on January 2, 2010

From my poorly-planned trip to Prague: Panorama #1, Panorama #2.
We got there at midnight after having failed to sleep on the train from Linz, and ended up making our circuitous route to the castle sometime around five in the morning, where we watched the sun rise. It was totally otherworldly.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:54 PM on January 2, 2010

Brilliant. Have just whipped up an email to the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore (yup, that's her real name) and asked her to consider commissioning one of Sydney. Fingers crossed she likes the idea.
posted by taff at 3:03 AM on January 3, 2010

Did anyone else -- once the wow factor wore off -- start cruising around looking at windows hoping to find nekkid people?

Just me then? Ah well. *hangs head in shame*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:51 AM on January 3, 2010 [3 favorites]

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