Friday, July 29, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
This multimedia virtual tour of New Zealand includes Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Gibbston, Milford Sound, Rotorua, Auckland, Devonport, Omaha, Leigh and Waitakere. With 114 VR panoramas and links to maps. This tour may be viewed on an HMD in VR Mode. The music 'Concerto pour passereau et merle' from Oisik by LeRouge & Zreen Toyz is licensed under Creative Commons 4.0.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
This multimedia virtual tour of Australia includes the Coral Sea, Cairns, Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne and Philip Island. With 167 VR panoramas and one 360 Video, augmented with a photo gallery and links to maps. This tour may be viewed on an HMD in VR Mode. The music 'Lux Curvus' from 'The Curved Light' by Elemental Noise is licensed under Creative Commons 4.0.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Santa Maria della Salute (English: Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice, Italy.
In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena. Construction began in 1631 and it was finally completed in 1681 the year before Longhena's death.
The dome of the Salute was an important addition to the Venice skyline and became emblematic of the city, inspiring artists like Canaletto, J. M. W. Turner, John Singer Sargent, and Francesco Guardi.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Pipe Organ of Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik and Skógafoss waterfall in the south of Iceland. State Architect Guðjón Samúelsson's design of the church is said to have designed it to resemble the basalt lava flows of Iceland's landscape. Skógafoss is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline.
Harpa concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík and the Krýsuvík geothermal area on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. Harpa's façade was designed by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels that creates a vibrant display of light, shadow and colour. The geothermal area Krýsuvík consists of several geothermal fields, where solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed, the soil is coloured bright yellow, red, and green hues.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Michaelmas Cay is one of the most important bird nesting sites in the Great Barrier Reef. There can be as many as 10,000 - 20,000 breeding pairs on the island at one time. Michaelmas Cay is a significant breeding site for ground nesting species like common noddies, sooty terns, crested terns and lesser crested terns. Sixteen species of seabirds are regularly observed. Access is limited to a small roped area on the beach for limited time each day.
This view of a Brown Booby and the sea birds of Michaelmas Cay was taken during nearly five weeks travelling in Australia and New Zealand (VR Tour to follow soon, stay tuned).