Archive for the ‘Great Panoramas’ Category

360° panorama by Erik Bjers.
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360° panorama by Erik Bjers.
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360° panorama by Erik Bjers.
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360° panorama by Erik Bjers.
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360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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The Durmuş Kadır Kilise in Göreme is a small cave basilica with three naves; probably 10th/11th century.
360° panorama by Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com.
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The Yusuf Koç cave church in Göreme was part of a monastery within several tuff rocks. The frescoes are dated to the 13th century. Since 1985 UNESCO World Heritage.
360° panorama by G. Donald Bain.
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A brief storm passed over as I was shooting panoramas in Monument Valley, adding interest to skies that are often an empty blue.
360° panorama by G. Donald Bain.
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These are considered the longest set of entrenched meanders in the world. Six miles of river are compressed into a straight line distance of one and a half miles. The meanders originated on a flat flood plain, then maintained their course as the Monument Upwarp slowly raised the plateau surface until the river was in a thousand foot deep canyon.
360° panorama by G. Donald Bain.
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Named for singer Lillie Langtry, but the name was mis-spelled by the sign painter. This was both a saloon and Judge Roy Bean's courtroom, where he "dispensed hard liquor and harsh justice" in his role as "the law west of the Pecos". This is the original saloon on its original site - there are also two replicas, in San Angelo and Pecos, Texas.
360° panorama by G. Donald Bain.
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This noble cottonwood tree has graced the lawn in front of Zion Park Lodge for many years. There was recent discussion of cutting it down as a safety hazard (cottonwoods are notoriously weak and tend to abruptly shed branches). An older version of this panorama was made available to a group fighting to save the tree - I like to think that it helped, because the cottonwood still stands.