Archive for October, 2011

360° panorama by Cepгей Рощин.
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A beautiful waterfall, good weather, what more need for good panoramas? It is a pity that the drops of water fall on the lens and the camera. But still beautiful.
360° panorama by Tomáš Klíma.
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360° panorama by Frank Ellmerich.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediatranslated with google translatorThe fishing village of Vitt is on the German island of Ruegen, specifically, on the peninsula Wittow near Cape Arkona. The village belongs to the municipality Putgarten. Due to its location in a canyon on the banks of the cliff, called Liete, Vitt is not visible from a distance. If you come to the verge of the gorge, we get a glimpse of the thatched roofs of the village.place nameThe name derives from the word Vitt Vitte (s) / Witte (Swedish: vittja = "landing", "Trade and stack space") from. In fact, Vitt was initially only temporarily inhabited Vitte, where the captured fish was processed (See also Vitte). The name could also be from Vit, a common Slavic name (as the local founder), or witt derived for white.Since no charter exists, the exact age of the village is not known. According to the reports of the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus but the village is already in the 10th Have heard century as a fishing and trading port for Slavic Jaromarsburg at Cape Arkona.The first mention was made on 25 May 1290, when the prince Rüganer Witzlaw II the town the right and the freedom of fishing conceded.Above the village stands a small chapel Vitter, whose construction started in 1806 and was finally completed 1816th It was built because more and more visitors to the shores of the old church pastor sermons Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten had come and found some of the visitors in bad weather no more room in the fishermen's huts.The heritage village is very well protected and enjoys a steady influx of tourists. In the small harbor cruises around Cape Arkona can be booked with fishing boats.Vitt is best reached by bike or by train from the Arkona Putgarten. There must also leave private car as driving is allowed on the Cape only with special permission.

Last week, I took test drive of the latest version of Kolor’s Panotour Pro virtual tour creation software. The result is above. This is a tour of about 22 panoramas of the exterior and interior of a house (for those of you who are interested, it’s 933 Pontiac Rd. in Wilmette, just north of Chicago; the original link to the virtual tour is here).

While I haven’t managed to try all of the features of the software, because it does provide quite a lot – I have to say that I am very pleasantly surprised by the speed and ease with which I created this virtual tour. Of course, the first time using any tool is the hardest, and some of the tasks took a bit of disovery – a virtual tour is a complex thing, and not everything can be perfectly intuitive. That said, it took me less than 15 minutes of reading the manual, and watching a couple of tutorial videos, to get comfortable doing what I wanted to do, which was to create a simple, room-to-room tour with smooth transitions in the views from one room to the next.

So, Panotour Pro has my stamp of approval. I will certainly be using it again when the opportunity presents itself.

360° panorama by Christian Obel.
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360° panorama by Kyu-Yong Choi.
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Chungcheong-do in Korea is the bookstore of the mountains in Danyang. It is located too deep in the mountains, is an impressive bookstore. 충청도 단양의 깊은 산속에 헌책방이 있습니다. 사람도 보이지 않는 곳인데, 이런 신비한 곳이 정말 인상적인 곳입니다. 이곳은 사장님이 쓰는 사무실 공간과 개인 살림살이 공간입니다. 인상적이죠. ^^
360° panorama by Vil Muhametshin.
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360° panorama by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji.
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360° panorama by Andrea Biffi.
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Dalla vetta del Monte Galbiga, alta 1698 m, nelle giornate terse si possono vedere ben sei laghi: da sud-ovest a nord-est il Lago Maggiore, il Lago di Muzzano, il Lago di Lugano, il lago del Piano, il Lago di Como e il Lago di Mezzola. Inoltre è ben visibile la cittadina di Porlezza, la Grona a sud sulla val Perlana e la val d'Intelvi. Non manca una bella vista sulle Alpi tra le quali spicca il Monte Rosa.Nei pressi della vetta è sito un piccolo osservatorio astronomico e sulla cima sono posti una croce rivolta verso Porlezza e la Val Menaggio, una statuina della Vergine, un altare ed uno spazio adibito a chiesa, inaugurati e benedetti dal cardinale Carlo Maria Martini.da wikipediaL'Occupazione Avanzata Frontiera Nord (OAFN), più nota come Linea Cadorna è una linea militare difensiva costruita tra il 1911 ed il 1916 nelle Prealpi lombarde, con lo scopo di proteggere il territorio italiano e i poli industriali di Milano e Bergamo da un ipotetico attacco tedesco attraverso la neutrale Svizzera o da una possibile invasione svizzera di Lombardia e Piemonte. Il suo nome è dovuto al fatto che fu proprio il generale Luigi Cadorna, capo di stato maggiore dell'esercito italiano, a sostenerne la necessità ed a seguirne la realizzazione.In particolare l'importanza del tratto Ceresio-Lario (da Como a Menaggio) era tale che tutti i piani elaborati successivamente prevedevano come primo obiettivo, allo scoppio delle ostilità, l'occupazione dell'intero Mendrisotto fino a Capolago.Per questo si decise di concentrare il fuoco sulla diga-ponte di Melide, unica via di collegamento con Lugano.Tale azione, avrebbe consentito l'agevole occupazione del Monte Generoso a protezione e sostegno del punto strategico dell'intero settore, la Sighignola.Da Porlezza fino a Menaggio, la massiccia catena montuosa a sud della valle opponeva una sufficiente barriera naturale.(storia della Linea Cadorna su Wikipedia) 
360° panorama by Calvin Jones.
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"Diana's Punchbowl, also called the Devil's Cauldron, is a geothermal feature located on a small fault.  It is located in central-western Nevada, in the Monitor Valley, about 30 miles southeast of Austin, Nevada in Nye County."See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana's_PunchbowlDiana's Punchbowl was pretty impressive.  I parked the truck down below although as I was driving from the Monitor Valley road over to the punchbowl there was a 4wd truck up on top near the hole.  They were gone by the time I parked.  I have read elsewhere on the internet that the water temperature is around 180 degress F.  There was a sulfur smell in the air also at the punchbowl.