March 30, 2011

Something Wonderful: Being There in a 40-gigapixel, 360-degree image of Prague's Philosophical Hall that weighs in at 283 GB

Making the list of the Seven Wonders of the Internet for the immediate future is Jeffrey Martin and his robotic camera's massive and interactive photo of Philosophical Hall, a Baroque reading room in the Prague's Strahov monastery library. How amazing is this image that you can fly your mouse through?

What can you see? Here are three small screen shots from my tour:

You'll notice, at the far end of the library, some small figures looking in.

You can zoom in.

You can really zoom in.

And are the books from centuries past ready for their close-up? You tell me.

(Click to enlarge)

(Go HERE to see it and experience it.)

For background on how this "40-gigapixel, 360-degree image of the hall that weighs in at 283 GB" was done over the course of 5 days see 360-Degree Panorama Takes You Inside Prague's Off-Limits Baroque Library @

Posted by Vanderleun at March 30, 2011 10:09 AM
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It's like a scene from Blade Runner.

Posted by: Jewel at March 30, 2011 12:41 PM