Archive for April, 2012

360° panorama by panoristik.de.
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360° panorama by Martin Maag.
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Baeretswil, Huettenacher, spring time, picture taken on 1st May 2012. Canon Ixus 1000 HS, panorama made of 61 single pictures.
360° panorama by Renzo Falconi.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_Santo_Stefano Porto Santo Stefano is a seaport town on the west coast of Italy, in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. It is the municipal seat of Monte Argentario[2] and one of the two major towns that form the township, along with Porto Ercole. The region is on the slopes of Mount Argentario, which dominates the whole area. Porto Santo Stefano is 150 kilometres (95 miles) northwest of Rome. The town is divided into four historical districts, each with its own coat of arms (gonfalone) banner: Croce (Cross), whose nobles are called crociaioli, its coat of arms depicts a gray seagull on a red background, above the red cross of Saint Andrew on a white background. Fortezza (Fortress), whose nobles are called fortezzaioli; its coat of arms depicts a Spanish fortress in gold on a red background on the left side, and a golden horse to the right on an amaranth background. Pilarella, whose nobles are called pilarellai; its coat of arms depicts a golden vase in a red background on the left, and a light gray dolphin to the right on a blue background. Valle (Valley), whose nobles are called vallaioli; its coat of arms depicts an axe and the lighthouse. Because of the increased exposure to pirate raids, the center had low priority during the rule of Aldobrandeschi and of the Republic of Siena, but with its entry into the State of Presidi in the mid-16th century, the town became a center of great importance in Argentario. It was during this the construction of the Spanish Fort began, a powerful defensive structure that now hosts a permanent exhibition "Submerged Memories". Like all other centers in the area, Porto Santo Stefano joined the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the first half of the 19th century. Besides the fortress, the territory still plays host to two Spanish lookout towers; Lividonia and dell'Argentiera, the latter situated on the slopes of Mount Argentario which dominates the whole Santo Stefano area. In January 2012, the seaport received the shipwreck survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster, transported from the nearby Giglio Island.
360° panorama by yunzen liu.
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Luliang is famous for its rich colored Sand Forest. The Sand Forest was formed thousands and thousands of years ago while this landscape used to be an ocean. The current attraction covers an area of about six square kilometers.  Unlike the common beach sand, the Luliang Sand Forest is a combination of sand and stone that cumulate as prominences and mounts. The glory of reflection from the sunshine reproduces a magnificent view of its distinctive character quite like the Stone Forest, but a finer version. Due to the nature of a mixture of mud and sand, the hills and mounts have an extraordinary cohesive force making it possible for sculpture artists to create complicated works and statues for the annual International Sand Sculpture Festival. Young artists from America, Canada, England, and France join together with Chinese performers to exercise their creativities with broad imagination.http://www.chinaseasons.com/luoping-tour-guide/Luliang-Sand-Forest.htm360-degree panorama photography by yunzeng liu 
360° panorama by Eric-Bardot-Chappaz.
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360° panorama by Jerome Gerardin.
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360° panorama by John Austin Roberts.
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This unusual rock formation formed when magma invaded the cracks of an ancient collapsed volcano here in central Utah around 30 million years ago.  As the magma cooled, it contracted.  Generally it is easier for the cooling magma to contract vertically than it is to contract horizontally, so numerous cracks occur along the surface of the magma that propagate downward leading to the formation of columns seen here.  In this case, the ancient vertical columns were later turned on their side so that they resemble stacks of wood and give the place it's name, "Paul Bunyan's Woodpile."Over many many years, the constant freeze/thaw of water within the rock joints has led to the erosion of parts of the wall of one of the "woodpiles" creating a natural arch.Fellow 360 photographer, Florian Eggenberger, starts his 360 photo next to the arch.  Calvin Jones, Florian and I spent a great afternoon hiking up to the woodpile, taking several 360s there and along the way.
360° panorama by wongchichuen.
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 The Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the first tunnel in Hong Kong built underwater. It has become one of the most congested roads in Hong Kong and the world. The tunnel was constructed using the Immersed tube method. The 1.8 km-long tunnel crossing opened in 1972, providing the first road link between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.海底隧道是香港第一條橫跨維多利亞港海底的行車隧道,也是香港極度繁忙的道路之一,隧道以沉箱方式建成,全長1.8公里,於1972年通車。http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-Harbour_Tunnel 
360° panorama by Jeffrey Martin.
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Lisbon is a beautiful city, full of narrow winding streets, cobblestones, trams, alleyways, restaurants with great fish, and of course the sea.
360° panorama by Marcio Cabral.
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