Archive for November, 2011

360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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A sunny autumn-day in Heiligenblut. From here you can drive to the glacier at the foot of the Grossglockner. This is the highest mountain in Austria, 3798m.
360° panorama by Arroz Marisco.
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A view of the central plaza from the heavily canopied fringe of Acropolis Central.
360° panorama by Pascal Moulin.
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360° panorama by Ruediger Kottmann.
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360° panorama by Ruediger Kottmann.
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360° panorama by Jaime Brotons.
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360° panorama by Igor Adamec.
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The medieval castle Ozalj is situated on a cliff above river Kupa. Castle was first mentioned in 1244. as a free royal city. From the late 14th Century (1398.) it was in possesion of Frankopan noble family, and in 1550. it becomes property of Zrinski family, due to a family relations of these two noble families.After an unsuccessful plot against Habsburg rule, on 30. April 1671. Croatian nobles Petar Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan were executed in Wiener Neustadt, under charges of high treason. This event is known in Croatian history as a 'Zrinski–Frankopan Conspiracy'. The castle was then robbed and abandoned.The ruined castle changes several owners, and it was restored in period 1743. - 1753. Today the castle houses a museum which was founded in 1971.
360° panorama by Vil Muhametshin.
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Latvian-built electric rally raid vehicle to be the first of its type in the world.   Andris Dambis, director of motorsport engineering company OSC, also an engineer and a rally driver, has taken on a new technical challenge. Making use of the latest developments in electric vehicle industry, his company is preparing a marathon rally car that will be propelled solely by electricity. Dambis reveals, “Electric vehicles can already be seen across various motorsport disciplines but nobody has dared to tackle rally raids like the Dakar. We will be the first.” The car is designed and built in Latvia by a long-time race driver and engineer Andris Dambis with support from technical partners from China, USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  OSCar eO is a range extended electric vehicle with a total range of 800 km in racing conditions. 16 modules of powerful and durable battery packs from Winston Battery with combined voltage of 512 V and total energy of 52 kWh.One powerful permanent magnet electric motor (with support for regenerative braking) with 150 kW nominal and 335 kW peak power. Nominal torque 400 Nm, peak torque 800 Nm. Permanent magnet generator 60 kW (nominal) driven by Nissan V6 internal combustion engine, with 240 liter safety fuel cell. More information: http://oscareo.lv --------------------------- OSCar eO aizsāk elektrisko rallijreidu auto ēruLatvijā būvēts rallijreidu automobilis ar elektrisku piedziņu kļūs par pirmo šāda tipa auto pasaulē. Šo tehnisko izaicinājumu uzņēmies OSC vadītājs, autosportists, izgudrotājs un inženieris Andris Dambis. Izmantojot jaunākos tehniskos sasniegumus elektroautomobiļu jomā, A. Dambja vadībā Ogrē tiek būvēts pilnvērtīgs sacīkšu auto maratoniem, kura riteņus griezīs tikai un vienīgi elektriskā strāva. A. Dambis: „Ar elektromobiļiem cilvēki jau startē dažādās sacīkstēs, taču tādā rallijreidā kā Dakara to vēl nav uzdrošinājies neviens.Mēs būsim pirmie.” OSCar eO projekta mērķis ir ne vairāk, ne mazāk kā planētas grūtākās izturības sacīkstes Dakara 2012, kurā nolemts piedalīties, aizbraukt līdz galam un – uzvarēt. „Tas izklausās pārdroši, taču mēs patiešām mērķējam uz sava veida uzvaru klasē automobiļiem ar alternatīva tipa piedziņu,” precizē projekta iniciators un vairākkārtējs Dakaras dalībnieks Māris Saukāns.Vairāk informācijas: http://oscareo.lv--------------------------------------------  OSCar eO открывает новую эру для электромобилей Ударим электроприводом по Дакару! Автоспортсмен, изобретатель и автоинженер Андрис Дамбис принял новый вызов – он решил создать нечто, чего до сих пор не было во всем мире. В Огрском техцентре “OSC” под руководством А.Дамбиса будет сконструирован гоночный авто, колеса которого вращает исключительно электроэнергия. Инженер применил новейшие, имеющиеся на теперешний момент достижения в области строения электромобилей. «Электромобили достаточно широко используются в автогонках, но вот на таком ралли-рейде, как “Дакар”, пока никто не брался реализовать подобную идею. Мы станем первыми», - заявляет Андрис Дамбис. Проект “OSCar eO” можно смело называть проектом планетарного масштаба: с помощью своего электромобиля А.Дамбис хочет не просто принять участие на “Дакаре 2012”, но доехать до финиша и победить! «Это, может быть, звучит с преувеличением, но мы хотим выиграть гонку в классе автомобилей с альтернативным приводом», - уточняет ситуацию инициатор проекта и многократный участник Дакара Марис Сауканс.Больше на сайте проэкта: http://oscareo.lv
360° panorama by Vil Muhametshin.
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Riga Central Market (Rīgas Centrāltirgus) is Europe's largest market and bazaar. It is one of the most notable structures from 20th century in Latvia and has been included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list together with Old Riga. The market was planned from 1922 and built from 1924 to 1930. The main structures of the market are five pavilions constructed by reusing old German Zeppelin hangars and incorporating Neoclassicism and Art Deco styles. The market is 72,300 square metres (778,000 sq ft) wide with more than 3,000 trade stands. Find more at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga_Central_MarketExplore Latvia through virtual tours and 360° panoramas at Virtual Latvia project - http://www.virtuallatvia.lv
360° panorama by Bartłomiej Ponikiewski.
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