Archive for the ‘Great Panoramas’ Category

360° panorama by Matthew Normand.
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Forward engine room of the World War II era Gato class submarine USS Drum (SS-228). Two of the four Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines on the boat are housed here. They generated electricity to power ship's service electrical loads, propel the ship via the electric motors the spin the boat's two props, and charge the battery so the boat can operate underwater. The battery supplies all electrical power while submerged.
360° panorama by Julia Avanesova.
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Buyuk Han (the Great Inn) is the largest caravansarai on Cyprus and is considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. Located in North Nicosia, it was built by the Ottomans in 1572, the year after they had seized Cyprus from the Venetians. In the centre of the open courtyard is a mosque with a fountain for pre-prayer ablutions. In 1990s, after being restored, the inn has been revived as an arts centre, consisting of several galleries and workshops. There are also several courtyard cafes and souvenir shops (text source: Wikipedia)
360° panorama by Marcio Cabral.
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Cuernos del Paine at moon light.
360° panorama by Michael B..
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360° panorama by bibouroku tabito.
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360° panorama by Waldemar Finster.
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360° panorama by Martin Broomfield.
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The town of Solitaire can be found at he junction of roads C19 and C14. As its name implies, it is in the middle of nowhere and only place to fuel for many miles around.
360° panorama by Veros Plakiotis.
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360° panorama by Carsten Lissack.
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360° panorama by Martin Broomfield.
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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeadvleiDeadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Also written DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means "dead marsh" (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a lake or marsh in a valley between the dunes). The pan also is referred to as "Dooie Vlei" which is the (presumably original) fully Afrikaans name. In Google there are many references to the site, its name often being translated erroneously in terms such as "dead valley"; a vlei is not a valley (which in Afrikaans is "vallei"). Nor is the site a valley; the pan is a desiccated vlei.