Have you ever been thinking what is it really like to be able to fly? About the freedom and all the things you can see from up there?

Sure – we have a plenty of options how to see the world from above, but it’s still not as easy as we would wish. However, we have 360Cities, where the photographers use their drones etc. to capture the view from the sky, so you can enjoy it every time you want.

Let’s have a look at some wonderful aerial panoramic photos uploaded recently.

 

Aerial Pano of Cows Farm by Christian Kleiman (click the picture to open the pano)

Wonderful view on New Zealand’s nature, one would say, but hey – this is actually a cow farm! Pretty nice one, to be honest, and the cows seem to enjoy their life there as well!

 

Sanctuary, Senhora da Peneda by Santiago Ribas – Aereal 360 (click the picture to open the pano)

Such an amazing place for a sanctuary, which is hiding in the shadow of mountains all around. Look carefully and don’t miss the little details – such as the wonderful stairway beneath the church and the road leading to the sanctuary.

 

Bayside, Miami by Ralph Nas (click the picture to open the pano)

What we like the most about this pano are the colors, making the picture look just like a movie. And it’s really good for just having a look around – ships cruising in the bay, or the unforgettable skyline of Miami.

 

Castle Lichtenstein by Dalibor Bosnjakovic (click the picture to open the pano)

Time for another medieval architecture! The Lichtenstein castle in Germany was built a bit earlier than the one on our second pano today. It’s looming majestically over the town of the same name, down there in the valley. What a wonderful view from up there!

 

Douro region classified as World Heritage by Santiago Ribas – 360portugal – Aereal 360 (click the picture to open the pano)

The Douro river area in Portugal is known not only for its natural heritage, but also for its wine. Just look at the wine yards on the hills all around, this definitely looks like a place where the good wine is made!

 

Slavonski Brod by banga (click the picture to open the pano)

Can an aerial pano get any better than this? Wonderful countryside of Croatia, a lovely sunset and the trees casting shadows at… wait, is it a wine yard, too? Nice!

 

Sunset at Sham Shui Po and In The Evening by wongchichuen (click the pictures to open the panos)

Now this is something special, too. Two brilliant aerial shots from the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kont, both during the day and in the evening. The cool this is how the city changes – first it’s grey, but it lights up when the night approaches.

 

Hālawa Bay Molokai by Dave Tonnes and Stilwell Road by kmnet (click the pictures to open the panos)

For our last two panos today, we’ll return back to the untouched nature. These places in Hawaii and China are so much different from the previous two. So what’s your choice?

Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?

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Earlier this week, Recode’s Mark Bergen became a football quarterback and The Verge’s Lauren Goode flew through a building.

These things didn’t really happen, but they sure felt real — and that was the point. Mark and Lauren were visiting Stanford University to better understand virtual reality. You can see what they saw on our Facebook page; they also played hockey, swam a coral reef sans scuba gear and walked a plank over a perilous pit.

How Virtual Reality Will Impact Businesses In The Next Five Years

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Although not yet in the hands of everyday consumers, virtual and augmented reality are gaining traction.

From the Oculus Rift becoming a well-known name to other products showcasing at major conferences, VR and AR are finding their place in the market. And from virtual meetings to robust new ways of prototyping, both have the potential to impact the business world in the near future.

Consumers are feeling good about virtual reality

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Consumers have overwhelmingly positive feelings about virtual reality (VR) and the brands that use it, according to a new study by Greenlight VR cited in Adweek.

United Airlines Is Using Virtual Reality to Show Off Its Swanky New Business Class

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Ever since United and Continental merged in 2010 to create the world’s largest airline, Daniel Cuellar’s department has been hard at work creating a swanky new business class called Polaris. It’s a rarified preserve in the front of United’s Boeing 777s complete with 16-inch high-definition screens at every seat, lobster on the menu and flat beds fitted with Saks Fifth Avenue sheets.

Virtual Reality Is Coming For Weddings

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Destination weddings can be fraught with guest-list politics. Do I have to invite my second cousin’s inappropriate girlfriend? I’m inviting my high school best friend, but only because I’m sure she’ll decline. But now, literally anyone can attend your wedding—virtually, at least.

“Everyone always tells you, When you’re planning a wedding, it’ll fly by, be sure to enjoy it, and I knew they were right,” says Will Goldstone, who had his London nuptials recorded with a Kodak SP360 4K Action camera. “A 360 video allowed us not only to capture that viewpoint, but also to see guest reactions and the atmosphere in a way that would never be possible with ordinary video.”

You’ll be prepping for your next job interview in VR

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Imagine a VR simulation in which you can speak in front of an audience of thousands of people shuffling in their seats. All of those faces in front of you may not be real, but the 360-film footage and audio will trick your brain into firing up all of those familiar nerves, invoking what the VR industry is calling “presence.”

What’s it like to use VR on magic mushrooms?

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Tucked away in a finished basement, I’m watching her trek through her ownvirtual reality. I’m there to watch over her and keep her safe because she’s just taken a few grams of psychedelic mushrooms.

For as long as dystopian cyberpunk has been a thing, virtual reality has been looming over us as one of many future-bound apocalyptic scenarios. The story goes that virtual spaces will be so much better, so much more satisfying than reality that we’ll simply cease to be people. As with any mind-altering tech, though, there’s a wave of people hoping that this tech will enhance their life. Taking cues from earlier movements, these neo-psychonauts are the first wave of explorers, hoping to find pieces of themselves scattered across hallucinogen-augmented virtual landscape.

Exploring Methods for Conveying Object Weight in Virtual Reality

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With no way of generating resistive force feedback with today’s VR motion controllers, how can we make users feel and behave as though virtual objects have varying weights? Creative agency B-Reel explored several approaches and open sourced their experiments for others to learn from.

AR and VR in Education : 22 Amazing Apps

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Virtual and Augmented Reality technology has entered many markets beyond just gaming . VR and AR can be used as education tools for children , which is currently a less explored market but has a great scope. Making learning and education a bit more interesting and fun wouldn’t hurt no one !

So here are some really good AR | VR applications you can use for an interesting learning experience for your children or yourselves ..

Eyes of the Animal lets you become a bat—in VR

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Virtual reality may have launched with gamers in mind, but so far the most interesting applications for the technology have come from outside the games industry. Case in point: Marshmallow Laser Feast’s In the Eyes of the Animal, a VR experience showcased at this year’s Sundance film festival, which showed what it would be like to see and hear a forest through the eyes of its fluffy (and not so fluffy) inhabitants.

 

We’ve been quiet for some time, but we’re back! Here comes your summary of the most wonderful panoramic photos uploaded to 360Cities recently.

This time we are going to have a look at some magnificent places you would never forget after visiting – and if you are too far for a trip, our panoramic photos can do the trick for you.

 

Boardwalk of Quebec City at night by David Vasicek – pix123 (click the picture to open the pano)

Stairs with view on waterfall Montmorency by David Vasicek – pix123 (click the picture to open the pano)

Let’s start in Quebec with two lovely panos by David Vasicek. Two magical places – the city broadwalk and the Montmorency waterfalls look even more magical with a brilliant light at dawn and in the middle of the night.

 

Hobbit House near Chelan Falls by WashingtonState360 (click the picture to open the pano)

For our next pano, we need to move all the way to the west, to Washington State. Famous hobbit houses are not located only in New Zealand – apparently, there was a hobbit who loved to travel and decided this would be a great place to build his house. And wow, he was right – take a look at that view!

 

Key to Mars by Mike Mackinven (click the picture to open the pano)

Speaking of New Zealand, you gotta see this! Check out this magnificent pano of the Milky way, which looks almost unreal. The cool thing about it is that you can actually see Mars shining through a hole in the Keyhole rock. Brilliant idea!

 

Herron Point Night by Luke Busellato (click the picture to open the pano)

Aaaaaand one more Milky Way! Captured not that far from the previous one and pretty much as beautiful as Mike’s shot. Australian nature has its own magic, which works very well with Luke’s view on the starry sky.

 

Here’s more panoramic beauty for you to admire!

Fjaðrárgljúfur with No Handrails by John Wood (click the picture to open the pano)

On the Climb to Heimaklettur by John Wood (click the picture to open the pano)

Elevador de La Gordejuela by Christian Obel (click the picture to open the pano)

Heights Of Abraham Cable Car by Adrian Booth (click the picture to open the pano)

Italy-Tellaro by Sergio Contrafatto (click the picture to open the pano)

Matlock Bath Jubilee Bridge by Adrian Booth (click the picture to open the pano)

Alton Towers Theme Park by Adrian Booth (click the picture to open the pano)

 

Using Virtual Reality to Create a New Corporate Headquarters

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In the heart of Silicon Valley, you can slip on a virtual reality headset and fly through a photo-realistic three-dimensional building that will soon be the new corporate home for the chip makerNvidia.

JETLAG | VR Short Film

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JETLAG is a VR Short Film that has won several awards, including Best Live-Action VR film at theKaleidoscope Festival, and was included at Cannes 2016 as part Cannes VR Days. For Writer/Director Pierre Friquet, VR is simply another step forward for content creators. He thinks that it’s the utopia of a “total” cinema or post-cinema, one that is able to reproduce all sensory data. For Pierre’s thoughts on VR’s place in cinema, read our Q&A below. Mettle 360/VR plugins were used in the production process, as new tools for this new medium.

 

Alibaba To Start Virtual Reality Shop By The End Of The Month

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Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is going to open its first online virtual reality (VR) demonstration shop by the end of this month. This shop will simulate the experience of shopping in a physical store. Consumers use their own VR headsets or glasses to navigate within the shop. They are first greeted by a robotic associate in the store who also recommends new products based on the past shopping history and preferences of the customer.

 

Google unveils Daydream, its full-fledged entry into smartphone-based VR

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Google’s Cardboard was an incredibly innovative platform for virtual reality to reach everyday devices like smartphones. But the search giant could not have stopped at just that, what with big players like Samsung and Lenovo coming up with their own VR headsets

 

53% of Consumers Likely to Purchase from Brands that Sponsor VR

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Among respondents, 71 percent agree that a brand that sponsors VR is forward-thinking and modern, while 52 percent would like to be associated with that brand. Additionally, 62 percent would feel engaged with a brand that sponsors a VR experience, and 53 percent say they are more likely to purchase from a brand that sponsors a VR experience.

“Greenlight VR has been researching consumer sentiment toward virtual reality since 2014, and this is our most conclusive study yet, tying together attitudes and intended action with branded experience exposure,” said Clifton Dawson, CEO of Greenlight VR. “If the recent success of Pokemon Go isn’t enough, this data provides concrete evidence to experience marketers who are currently designing for the new experience economy.”

and finally, naturally

Pokemon Go should make the government take Virtual Reality seriously

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The week in media has been dominated by augmented reality (the astonishing return of Nineties craze Pokemon on mobile phones) and political surreality (the equally astonishing upheavals at Westminster).

Pokemon Go shot to the top of the app charts and sent millions scurrying around their neighbourhoods trying to “catch” virtual cartoon characters that popped up on their mobile phone screens.

Fading Acer Makes Virtual Reality Gambit to Turn Things Around

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The personal computer maker that once led the world in laptops is jumping into VR, but with a twist. Chief Executive Officer Jason Chen is staking his company’s turnaround on ultra high-end headsets far pricier than Facebook Inc.’s Oculus Rift or HTC Corp.’s Vive.

 

TourismOhio to Launch Virtual Reality Experience at Republican National Convention in Cleveland

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Zipping through tree tops, plunging down roller coaster hills, soaring over Lake Erie and reveling in Ohio’s urban cultural offerings are just a few of the experiences visitors can enjoy as TourismOhio launches a360°Virtual Reality Experience July 18-21 at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland. Ohio will be one of the first states to harness innovative virtual reality technology encouraging visitors to explore Ohio and inspire future visits.

 

The Warriors used practical existence during their representation to Kevin Durant — and it worked to perfection

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According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, Silicon Valley’s internal basketball group — maybe unsurprisingly —used tech to their recruiting advantage. They presented Durant with a VR headset, that showed him vistas of a Bay Area; shots of a team’s use facility, new stadium, and locker room in San Francisco; and copiousness more.Drake played in a background, given of march he did.

…and another reading related with use of VR technology in sport:

Virtual reality training ramps up for the 2016 NFL season

Football is a downright violent sport. If players aren’t injured in the games themselves, there’s a chance that they could be hurt in practice. It happens all the time.

While there’s no substitute for actual football practice, there is a technology enjoying rapid growth in the NFL and it involves taking contact-free virtual reps: virtual reality training.

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360 Camera Comparisons: GoPro, Ricoh Theta, Gear 360, Kodak PixPro SP360 4k

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At Foundry 45, many of the Virtual Reality apps we develop rely on 360 video. While we directly shoot 360 footage for some projects, other clients ask for suggestions on 360 video cameras they can use to shoot video themselves. This blog post compares 4 popular 360 rigs, on the cheaper end of the spectrum, capable of recording spherical 360 video (both vertical and horizontal)

Matterport: The New Age of Real Estate?

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Matterport is a new 3D camera that is designed to scan the interior of homes. The software stitches all of the still images together and creates a virtual tour of the home. Not a virtual tour as in a slideshow that realtors love, but one where you can actually walk through the home yourself. You can look up and down, left and right, move forward, backward, and so on. The technology, even in the state it’s in, is actually pretty incredible and really helps show off the home in a way we haven’t really been able to experience before.

Virtual reality lands at Jerusalem fest

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Elad Goldman, co-head of Israeli competitions and industry events for the festival, explains that the key decision was to introduce film-makers, rather than technology experts, to the possibilities of VR. “This narrative use of VR is much more developed internationally but it’s totally new in Israel,” he says. “Making a film out of it, that’s been the challenge.”

While the festival installation was supported by Jerusalem Film Fund, which provided money to develop a VR Jerusalem app and supply the headsets, film-maker Nimrod Shanit (Holy Land), who assisted curation of the section, says the funds are not yet receptive to the medium. “We’ve pitched two non-fiction projects, but they judge it according to regular documentary criteria,” he says, noting that VR is expensive for the length of films that are produced. “They haven’t managed to get over that hurdle yet.”

This hardly can be called a ‘reading’, just very brief note on spotting the misterious Nokia Ozo in real world, but anyway:

UEFA EURO 2016 FILMED IN 3D 360 ON NOKIA OZO

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Euro 2016 was filmed in 360. Watching the world cup I caught this screenshot! Congratulations to Portugal for winning the cup!

What Is Virtual Reality?

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Virtual Reality is everywhere again, and that’s a problem. Almost immediately after the new trend began, people started shopping 360° immersive video as VR. It is not. “Surround” movies are marketed as VR. They are not. “VR Storytelling” is a misnomer; it is not structurally VR. “Second Life” is described as VR. It is not. When the term is appropriated, its meaning disintegrates. Last time around, the same effect spread out across media types that are not VR. There is no such thing as “desktop VR.” Application of the term “VR” to a CAVE experience is questionable. When we use the term just because it’s sexy, its meaning spreads like an oil slick over our media and dilutes it such a degree that we no longer know what it means — think “turbo.”

…and another reading (pretty long, be warned!) about fundamentals of VR perception:

The Unified Field and the Quantum Nature of Consciousness

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We’re getting closer to incorporate consciousness as an integral part of the scientific picture of the “physical world”. Not only celebrated physicists of the 20th century such as Max Plank, John Wheeler, David Bohm, Niel Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger argued that consciousness is a fundamental property of our Universe but the new pleiad of scientists such as John Hagelin, Sir Roger Penrose, Stuart Hameroff, Guilio Tononi, Christof Koch, Donald Hoffman, Robert Lanza embarked on their quest to put consciousness on the new solid scientific footing and dimensionality.

 

How science fiction writers predicted virtual reality

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With the introduction of high-end devices such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, as well as the simple ones such as Google Cardboard, virtual reality is the next digital frontier. While it’s a world that can now be practically realized, it’s not a new idea: Science fiction has long been imagining virtual worlds within imagined ones.

San Francisco Startup Lets Anyone Enter The World Of Virtual Reality

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“As augmented-reality and virtual-reality technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, one San Francisco startup hopes to make its mark on this landscape. Taylor Freeman and Will Mason, the founders of UploadVR, are on a mission to improve the industry by providing enthusiasts with a space tailored specifically toward VR development.”

 

Why Chris Milk’s Change To ‘Within’ Signals A Major Shift In Storytelling

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“The recent announcement of Vrse changing its name to Within is representative of an important shift in the way certain artists are thinking about VR. Chris Milk, one of the leading creators in the VR space is moving away from thinking about VR as a medium in which the author tells a story, and toward thinking about it as a medium in which viewers can, for the first time, step directly into the world of the creator…”

 

Jesus is coming… to virtual reality

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“Producers have been fretting about how to do feature films in VR, because the format doesn’t lend itself to traditional Hollywood techniques. However, it’s about to be used on one of the best-known tales of all time for Jesus VR — the Story of Christ, slated to arrive in Christmas, 2016, according to Variety. The 360-degree, 4K film will work on all major VR platforms, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear and PlayStation VR. Produced by Autumn Products and VRWERX, it’ll tell the story of Christ’s life from baptism to crucifixion…”

 

For veterans who can’t travel, virtual reality offers a way to see the WWII memorial

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“Imagine you could travel to any place, or moment, in time? Maybe it’s traveling back in time to your wedding day, or visiting a sight that you’ve been itching to see for quite some time, but don’t have the necessary means to do so.

For World War II veteran Ernest Reitzel, it’s about finally paying his respects at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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How virtual and augmented reality can transform the future of FinTech?

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“Imagine a world where users can truly experience a product, a financial service or a shopping mall and make purchase decisions at the comfort of their couch. With the help of the virtual and augmented reality technologies, users can now be immersed in digitally created spaces that simulate real-life scenarios. These scenarios provide a superior understanding of a product/financial service and help increase the brand engagement like never before…”

 

Practice Surgeries Go Virtual at Chicago Medical Center

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“Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is adopting virtual reality technology to train its obstetrics and gynecology residents in surgical techniques.

The technology will allow Rush to do away with practice operations on pigs, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. As a result, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals agreed to cover half of the $12,000 cost of the training module.”

Another medical application of VR

Virtual reality for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that causes people to feel unexpectedly anxious or threatened even though they are safe and out of danger. Members of the military, first-responders and police officers may be more likely than most to struggle with PTSD. Now researchers are testing a new therapy designed to speed recovery.

 

NBC and Samsung Want to Broadcast the Olympics in Virtual Reality

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The 85 hours of VR programming, which will be captured by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and supplied to NBC Olympics, will include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, men’s basketball — including the semifinals and final — gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, diving, boxing, and fencing, as well as highlight packages of those sports.

And NBC is not alone!

MTG to cover Olympics in virtual reality and UHD

Modern Times Group (MTG)’s Viasat is to provide coverage of the Olympic Games in virtual reality and Ultra HD.

The Swedish broadcaster said that it would be the fist Nordic region broadcaster to make live sports available in the 360° virtual reality format, as well as the first broadcaster in Europe to make coverage of the games available in Ultra HD.

 

..And finally: small aid in the case your creativity got stuck and you don’t know what to shoot next:

27 fictional places we want to visit in virtual reality, please

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“Thanks to the wonders of VR, we now have the power to (virtually) hang out in Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment circa 1992 or take an elevator ride up the Wall in Westeros circa … whenever Game of Thrones happens. 

But we want more. Here’s our wish list of fictional places we’d like to check out in VR as soon as somebody can get around to building them.”

Dear Valued 360Cities Member,

Licensing 360º Images and Videos

 

 

 

360Cities is recognized as the leading source of high-quality, interactive 360° content

Over the past few years, 360Cities has licensed thousands of interactive 360° images (many of them multiple times) to hundreds of creative and editorial customers around the world. Over one thousand of our awesome contributors have received hundreds of thousands of $US in royalties, the average royalty payment to our contributors being over $200.

And we have been growing our revenue, royalty payments to contributors, and customer base each year

Licensing activities have grown every year. We launched an automated licensing engine in April of this year that allows our customers to search for, order, pay for, and receive images automatically, without any human intervention to slow things down for the customer.

 

 

 

 

360Cities Licensing Video

 

The number of our contributors’ images that our distribution partner, Getty Images, is licensing to their customers is growing each and every month

We announced our distribution partnership with Getty Images back in November last year and the results thus far in terms of monetization by Getty and the related royalties we are paying to contributors (60% of the royalties that 360Cities receives from Getty) has been very encouraging. The average royalty paid out to our contributors thus far is well above $100 although the amounts fluctuate dramatically depending on the end customer usage.

Getty is taking VR and 360 content extremely seriously, recently announcing the creation of a Virtual Reality Group. 360Cities is a key part of Getty’s strategy for VR.

 

What is Getty Images saying about our partnership and your panoramas?

> “This is an unprecedented partnership that will enable us to bring 360° imageryand immersive experiences to the mainstream.”

> “We expect this to be a huge growth area for photography in the next five years as consumers start to expect immersive imagery and Getty Images will be at the forefront of this change – our partnership with 360Cities is testament to this.”

 

NEW: Support for 360 video!

Video is going to play a big role in the VR experience and we’ll soon be launching support for 360° video on 360cities.net and with our distribution partner, Getty Images. We’re already getting licensing requests for video and we want to be prepared for when 360° video becomes more mainstream.

We’ll be sending out more details next week on how you can upload your 360° videos to 360Cities.

Wishing everybody a great summer!

– The 360Cities Team

Hi all! In this week’s edition of the Editors‘ picks, we’ll have a look at the contrast of two different types of architecture – the modern one, and the ancient one.

 

View from the SkyPod of CN Tower by Jürgen Matern (click on the picture to open the pano)

Modern cities are a great place for taking panos, for sure, especially if you are able to take the shot from above the roofs. Jürgen did just that, standing on top of the Toronto’s famous CN Tower, and the view looks just great. So have a look around!

 

Candlelight Vigil @ Victoria Park by wongchichuen (click on the picture to open the pano)

Big, modern cities lack that piece of humanity sometimes, don’t they? They can be cold, anonymous and busy. But it’s people who make it friendly, warm a comfortable. Humanity and friendship are the values making the big cities exciting.

Let’s move back in time and space. The tomb on the first pano belongs to Artaxerxes II, a Persian king who died in 358 BC. The other pano pictures a church in Thessaloniki, Greece, built almost 1000 years later.

 

The royal tomb of Artaxerxes II by Sergej Esnault (click on the picture to open the pano)

Hagios Demetrios by Kostas Chaidemenos (click on the picture to open the pano)

So much difference between the modern and historic architecture, right? Tech evolution, endless possibilities on one side, and countless stories and exciting history on the other. Which one do you prefer?

By the way, there’s more that got our attention last week!

Stalactite Cave Avshalom by Sergey Sirotkin (click on the picture to open the pano)

Water tower inside arboretum by Liviu Jurca (click on the picture to open the pano)

Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend and you’re ready to procrastinate a little bit after Monday! Here’s your weekly portion of panoramic beauty by our community photographers.

 

Almer Hut Milky Way by Mike Mackinven (click the picture to open the pano)

We featured this pano last week on our Facebook page and we’d like to highlight it once more, because it’s simply stunning. Almer Hut in New Zealand looks so warm in the middle of the cold and hostile weather at the Franz Josef glacier, but the Milky way above gives the whole scenery a fairytale-ish look.

 

Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires by Jason Perrone (click the picture to open the pano)

Puerto de Mogán by Leszek Cuper (click the picture to open the pano)

Time for some lovely architecture-related pieces! On Jason’s pano, you can have a look around at a little square in Quebec and enjoy the red colored clouds announcing an early sunset. Leszek’s pano takes you to picturesque streets of the Canary Islands, where looking for a small and cosy café is a must for every visitor.

 

Nasir Al Mulk Mosque by omid jafarnezhad (click the picture to open the pano)

The Nasir Al Mulk Mosque in Shiraz looks absolutely fantastic when the sun shines on its multi-colored windows. When you’re lucky to be inside the mosque, the floor looks like a giant rainbow!

 

Enjoying our panos? Here’s more!

Plants and Seedlings market day in Jelgava by Martins Strubergs (click the picture to open the pano)

The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace by Martin Broomfield (click the picture to open the pano)

Fruit and vegetable market by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

Seyyed mosque Isfahan by omid jafarnezhad (click the picture to open the pano)

Stalactite Cave Avshalom by Sergey Sirotkin (click the picture to open the pano)

Hi all! We’re back with the latest summary of what our 360Cities community photographers uploaded last week and you can be sure there’s a lot to look forward – like everytime!

 

Dellville Wood Cemetery by Philip Giles (click the picture to open the pano)

This time we start with a chilling shot of the Dellville Wood Cemetery, where more than 5500 soldiers are buried. They were killed in the battle of the Somme, which was fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire in the First World War. However, the total casualties on both sides were much, much higher…

 

Alpine Garden by Philip Giles (click the picture to open the pano)

On a much more positive note, have a look at this brilliant view from the Alpes in Switzerland. As Philip points out in the description, there are more than 600 varieties of native plant life in the garden, which makes the whole place really special.

 

Milkyway rise by the Redsea side by Salma ElDardiry (click the picture to open the pano)

We guess you all would agree, the view at the Milky Way is beautiful, no matter where the pano is taken from. And apart from Salma’s photography skills, this is what makes this pano beautiful. Great one!

 

Eiffel Tower aerial by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)

Here comes another night pano! The whole football world is now enjoying the European championship in France, and France – that means Paris, which means the Eiffel tower. Marcio took a lovely aerial pano from the top of the monument and it looks really great.

 

Laguna Torre at Sunrise Aerial by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)

Last, but not least, this is one of the most peaceful panos you will ever get to see. A quiet lagoon in Argentina, and a rising sun, casting light on one side of the mountain range around the water, and shadow on the other side. Just imagine how peaceful the place must feel!

 

In case you’d like to enjoy more panoramic beauty, keep scrolling!

Titanic Quarter, Belfast by Philip Giles (click the picture to open the pano)

Solvay Spherical Panorama by Randy Scherkenbach (click the picture to open the pano)

Railway Overbridge in Hukanhauta by Mika Salmi (click the picture to open the pano)

Santa Cueva de Covadonga by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)

Chong Nonsi Bridge by Laurent E (click the picture to open the pano)

Kien’s Cosplay Work Space by Neil Creek (click the picture to open the pano)