|THE FULL SCREEN ARCHIVE
2002 32 - 52
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The fullscreen archive contains more than 150 fullscreens published since februar 2002.
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The Eiffel Tower needs no presentation, it is one the most well known monuments in the world visited by more than 5 million people each year.
Built 1889 for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution. Height 324 m.
Friday 2 Aug they launched a new website with a virtual tour photographed by Denis Gliksman one of the veterans in Virtual Reality panoramas. He is a photographer from Paris with more than 25 years of experience. Denis started already in 1995 working with Quicktime VR and have produced panoramas and QTVR objects for Apple, Renault, Nikon and many other well known companies.
The Virtual Tour of the Eiffel Tower can be viewed as both Java and QTVR panoramas and as the first official website they offer the QTVR as Full Screen exactly in the same way as I present them here at Panoramas.dk and at my other websites virtualdenmark.dk and vraarhus.dk.
View from the Sagrat Cor - Sacred Heart Church at Tibidabo Barcelona Spain by Bob Masters
Bob Masters is a commercial photographer living in Barcelona. He has more than 15 years of experience with commercial work including QuickTimeVR. See more of his work at his website.
The Tibidabo area situated half up on a mountain in the north part of Barcelona, is a very popular attraction with an amusementpark built in 1899 and several museums.
To go there you have to take the Tibidabo funicular which in it self is a museum being the oldest of its kind in Spain.
The church is an enormous temple which can be seen from almost anywhere in Barcelona.
Even if it looks like a gothic cathedral it is not. It is only 40 years old. The building was started in 1902 by Enric Sagnier and the work was not finished until 1961. Actually it is 2 churches one on top of the other. On the first panorama you are standing on top of the first.
Click at the link below the panorama to go to the top 548 m above sea and see the second panorama.
Budapest National Theatre and the Lágymányos bridge across the Danube (Donau)
In these days the flooding of the European rivers Danube and Elbe has caused large damages in both Germany and in the Czech capital of Prague.
Budapest the capital of Hungary which is situated at the Danube river has also been struck by high water but because they built higher quay piers and better regulation of the river they have not had any damages yet. The Lágymányos bridge built in 1995 is the last of 9 bridges across the Danube and was built as a part of these regulations
The panorama is made from the bridge and you get a fine view of the new National Theatre inaugurated 15th March 2002.
The panoramas where made during the visits of BELGIUMS King Albert II the last week of June and that is the reason for the large illumination of the theatre.
Thingbæk limestone cave is situated in Northern Jutland in Denmark. A few miles south of Aalborg close to Rebild.
The mine is today used as a museum for the sculptures by the artist Anders Bundgaard.
At special occasions, like the 4th of July celebrations at Rebild close by, the caves are illuminated by 3000 candles.
A couple of musicians also use to play concerts on trumpet and the ancient instrument "Lur"
The Lur is a 3500 old instrument which has been found in peat bogs or marshland in Denmark and the countries around. 56 has been found, 35 of them in Denmark.
The panorama was made only with the illumination from the candles.
The QTVR this week is the largest I have presented until now. 15232 pixels wide - 88.4 mb uncompressed
2.2 mb compressed. Please close all applications but your browser as you will need all your memory.
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If you do not have a broadband connection you will need some time to download it. So start it now and read about Clayton Bailey below while it downloads. You can also visit his website. I can asure you, you will have a lot of fun there.
The artist Clayton Bailey lives in Port Costa, California, USA. Formerly professor of art at Wisconsin State University, and now professor emeritus of ceramics at California State University.
His work has been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the San Francisco Art Institute, and a lot of Galleries across USA.
And Bill Gates has a Clayton Bailey robot. Have to ask him about Steve Jobs.
He has become known as the Robotics sculptor and has since 1976 built over 100 life-sized robot sculptures all made from found objects. Among them is the Marilyn Monrobot , which I believe you will see in the panorama, (or perhaps it is her sister) The sculpture made a scandal in 1997 and was thrown out of the exhibition when it was exhibited in a show at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. The event was reported in newspapers ranging from the National Enquirer to the Los Angeles Times.
According to Los Angeles Times art critic William Wilson, the statue was "estimably tasteless," however other critics found her to be humorous and sensual.
Clayton Bailey calls her "the world's most beautiful female robot.
Check his StudioCam and see what he is up to today.
Enjoy the panorama with Clayton in his studio, there are thousands of things to explore.
View from Moorish Castle overlooking the Bay of Gibraltar by Jim Crone Panoscene.com
The full screen is a large version of one of the panoramas from the site.
You can see the city from the Moorish Castle, one of the many historic sites in Gibraltar. Built in 742 and rebuilt to its present form in the 14th century.
The pyramids at Giza are one of the wonders of the world.
I did visit them already in 1962. At that time climbing the large Cheops pyramid was aloud. See one of my images from the top.
In the panorama by Tom Policiano you will see the Chufu (Cheops) pyramid to the right. The Cheops is also known as The Great Pyramid and is one of the Seven Wonders.
It is 450 feet/137.2 meters in height.
Pan to the right and look down and you see the Sphinx.
To the left is the Khafre (Chefren) 448 feet/136.5 meters in height and the next is the much smaller Menkaure (Mycerinus)
BMX stands for Bicycle Moto Cross (X for cross) It was invented in the 60th in California and has since then spread all over the world.
The panorama was made in July 2002 at the Core Tour, an event with BMX dirt jumping held at South Street Seaport close to the financial centers on Manhattan New York.
The park is located on the Island of O'ahu 26 miles from Honolulu. The area civers 5,300 acres, ranging from sea level to 2,670 fee.
The beauty of Hawaii attracts many hikers and so does the Kahana Park. Even if the area look very attractive and friendly there has been several unexperienced hikers who have got lost in he area.
A couple of years ago 2 Danish girls where stranded for eight days on a mountainside at Kahana Valley. They where lucky to be rescued and the story about it was followed by media all around the world. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Local News
by Daniel Maurer IQTVRA email@example.com
Times Square is probably one of the most visited places in the world. Every year visited by 27 million tourists. Right on Broadway the famous entertainment street with 40 theaters!
The place is famous for it's large neons called "Supersigns" covering the buildings around.
Daniel Maurer´s panorama captured the vibrant life and bright lights of this fantastic place on a tour to New York in July. At his private Website you can see more QTVR from his trip to New York.
During night the Gondolas are moored at the Molo close to Piazza San Marco - St. Mark's Square
Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace in Venice are among the busiest tourist destinations on the planet. The only time to see the Gondolas in solitude is early in the morning, before the tourists arrive and the gondoliers start their work.
Brad Templeton is the founder of the first .com company ClariNet Communications Corp an electronic newspaper actually founded in 1989 several years before the Web, as we know it today, existed. Read more about it at his web site
Among his other interests is also Panoramic Photography but usually he is not doing QuickTime VR. The QTVR from Shanghai has been specially made for Panoramas.dk.
The panorama from Shanghai was made during a visit to China in Spring 2002. Read his illustrated Travel Story
Shanghai is one of the worlds fastest growing cities with a very impressive architecture. People´s Square is one of the most important places. It is the cultural , political, and commercial center of Shanghai.
When the panorama opens you will have the Metropolitan museum in front of you. Turn to left and you see the large Municipal Building and right next is the Shanghai Grand Theatre built by the French architect Jean Marie-Charpentier.
Further to left you can not miss The New Shanghai Museum (The yellow building with the round roof) which contains more than 120.000 pieces of ancient Chinese Art
Cordoba Mosque by Óscar Adán, Énoe, Realidad Virtual
The Virtual Tour of the Mosque has 3 nodes. Look for the links above the panorama.
1.The Mihrab 900 kb
2.The Arc Hall 846 kb
3. The Cathedral 900 kb.
Óscar Adán is the manager of Énoe a company working within the University of Barcelona. I give the words to him and let him tell about the Mosque and the project behind the panoramas.
By Óscar Adán
The historic Mosque of Cordoba is the first and foremost monument in Western Islam, and one of the most sublime of its type in the world. The building today is an expansion of the mosque built by Abd al-Rahman I (756-788). This section, which took seven years to build, consists of eleven naves.
The arches wood panorama belongs to Almanzors enlargement. Due to the superposition of two bodies of arches, the nave is almost 10 metres high. The arch stones are made of alternate red bricks and white limestone, which provide the naves with their peculiar appearance. In year 994 Almanzor finalise the big mosque, becoming the biggest one of the Islam, with a capacity for twenty-five thousand people.
The Mihrab is always the richest space in the Mosque. It was the place for the Caliph's prayer, and it protected him from any unseen danger, especially since many of the first Caliphs were murdered from the back while they were praying.
In 1523 it was ordered to build the new Cathedral in the very middle of the Mosque. The Emperor's orders had to overcome a certain amount of resistance by the people of Córdoba. It is said that the Emperor Charles cried when, in a visit to Córdoba, he was aware of the damage the new Cathedral had done to the beauty of the Mosque.
I shot these panoramas in April 2002 for a project to promote the Sephardic Heritage in the Spanish Cities in the World Wide Web. Their official website is http://www.redjuderias.org. It includes 16 virtual tours for 16 historic jewish quarters in Spain (over 500 panoramas).
Red de Juderías de España/Network of Spanish Jewish Sites
Unescos World Heritage Cities in Spain: Córdoba
Organization of World Heritage Cities: Córdoba
Underwater panoramas is a special type of panoramas which you will find very few examples of on the net.
The panorama this week is not just a panoramic image.
I guess this is the first Cubic underwater QTVR published on the net. I would not be surprised if it is the first ever made.
The photographer Mal Yeo is from Sydney Australia and underwater photography is like diving his hobby.
For those interested in the technology he used a Nikon F4 and a 16mm full frame fish eye. The underwater house was a Subal F4 Procase with an FE dome port.
Mal will now tell you about the place at Bali.
Bali the noted tourist destination has many wonders above and below the water's surface.
This is the wreck of the Liberty that was sunk by the submarine I-166 on January 11th 1942. The Liberty was originally built as a steam turbine powered ship in 1918, she was 395 feet long (120m) and grossed 6211 tons. Under tow she was beached at Tulamben in North-Eastern Bali where she stayed till the 1963 eruption of Gunung Agung, this dislodged her from her resting place and the Liberty sank just off the beach.
Here only 40 meters out from the beach she's a haven for holidaying divers with a depth range from just below the surface down to 30 meters. There is a the great variety of fish and invertebrate life around the wreck and the Tulamben area ranging from tiny exotic micro creatures through to large mola because of this the locality attracts a large number of day tripper diving groups to it's calm waters to see.
I just positioned myself within what's left of a cargo hold at 14 meters and waited for a passing group of divers to give the scene a sense of scale, unfortunately there were no large schools of fish around at that time.
SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE Rome, Italy
According to the legend this basilika was built after the Pope Liberius had a dream, in which the Holy Virgin was asking him to build a church if it had fallen snow on the following morning;
The day was 5th of August so it was considered a miracle if it snowed. The miracle did happen and Santa Maria Maggiore was built.
This happened in the century of 350 and the basilika was rebuilt several times during the following popes.
The basilica is also known as Basilica Liberiana after the founder, Santa Maria ad Praesepem (because the relics of the Infant Jesus cradle are treasured there), Santa Maria Maggiore (because it excels among all Roman basilicas consecrated to the Blessed Virgin) and Santa Maria della Neve, Our Lady of the Snow, after the miracle.
The original basilica was consecrated to the Blessed Virgin after the Council of Ephesus, which proclaimed her Mother of God. The basilica is rich in works of art, among them the frescos by Guido Reni (1575 1642) and the coffered ceiling by Giuliano Giamberti, called Giuliano da Sangallo (1443 1516).
The Romanesque style bell tower, built between 1375-76, is the highest one in Rome (approx. 75m).
Read the article about The Vatican Shoot in:
VRMAG - The Virtual Reality Magazine
VRWAY international is the publisher of the VR portal VRWAY.com which showcases over 4'000 VR's, and the online magazine VRMAG dedicated to Virtual Reality.
Perce is situated on the Gaspé Penisula (Gaspésie) east of Quebec, The area is a wild mountain area with forests, streams and lakes. Almost all the population live at the coastal area with towns like Gaspé, Matane, Percé, Chandler, and New Carlisle.
There are several bird sanctuaries at the east coast and the Northern Gannet colony on Bonaventure Island is world-renowned, said to be the largest in the world with hundreds of thousands of Gannets nesting.
Another famous attraction of Percé is the Percé Rock. A fantastic creation of nature. At Percé en images and at www.bcom.ca you can see more panoramas by Martin Bond from Percé, including the Percé Rock.
An aerial Cubic QTVR from the Réunion Island by Hervé Douris
Hervé Douris is a photographer for the Imaz-Press Reunion where you also can see more of his panoramas from Réunion
by Hervé Douris
Réunion island is located in western Indian Ocean, 700 km east of Madagascar. It's a french oversea land of 2.512 square kilometers inhabited by around 700.000 people.
Geologically, this very young island is situated over a hotspot in the middle of an earth-block, like Hawaii archipelago. The constitutive volcano is up to 7.000 meters from the oceanic crust, with 3.000 meters over the sea level.
On the panorama, you see the main volcano on the island, "Piton de la Fournaise" (2.632 m.), dominating a caldeira horseshoe-shaped opened to the sea. The volcanic activity is not obviously concentrated on the top of the mount but everywhere in the caldeira, like the actual, around 1.650 m height, begun on november 16. For the last 4 years, the earth opened ten times for an average duration of eleven days. In march 2002, the lava reached the sea.
Of course, nobody is living in this area. A net of sensors is monitoring the underground activity and sends datas to an observatory 20 kilometers away. Pedestrian access is restricted, and the easiest way to see this spectacle is by air, or by QTVR, or both !
This carst cave close to the Village of Molinos is famous for its large amounts of Helictites which are all over the walls and ceiling. The cave which is part of the "Parque Cultural de Molinos" is unique in Europe.
We stay in Spain for a week more to see something much different than the fascinating Karst Cave last week
The Olympic stadium in Barcelona was built for the Olympic Games in 1992. It is a large architectual project with participation of several famous architects.
The stadium has a capacity for 55.000 spectators, which temporary can bee increased to 77.000 and is used not only for sports but also music performances.
Bob Masters is a commercial photographer living in Barcelona. He has more than 15 years of experience with commercial work including QuickTimeVR. See more of his work at his website.
He also made the Full Screen from the Sacred Heart Church at Tibidabo in week 33
Erik Goetze is the man behind one of the largest Virtual Panorama sites in the world. His site VirtualParks was featured by me as the second Feature site one year ago right after I started panoramas.dk
The panorama is from the Crater Lake in Oregon, a lake said to be one of the deepest in the world created by a giant volcanic eruption 7700 years ago.
The lake was discovered as late as 1853.
by The VR Photographers of the World
We will end the year with not one but several VRs from many places. View Christmas lights and other Christmas events from, New York, Germany, Slovenia, London, France, Denmark, Seattle, Texas, and ? perhaps many other places. If contributions will come in during the week more will be added.
Thanks to all the visitors at panoramas.dk and thanks to all the photographers who have made the Full Screen show possible.
Next year will bring more fantastic interactive Full Screen views to your screen.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.