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panoramic site photography

Panoramas are a nice way to get a more complete sense of a work of architecture or a built environment. Here are some good sources for site/architecture panoramas.

ARTstor – Look for the (QuickTime Virtual Reality) icon under image thumbnails with search results, or search on QTVR to browse available panoramas. Double-click on , and the panorama will open as a QuickTime movie (you will need to have QuickTime Player installed on your computer).

360 Cities – Panoramic views of architecture and built environments around the world. Also includes tourist sites. Easy-to-use keyword search. Linked to Google Earth. Join to add your own panoramas.

Arounder – Panoramas of destinations in European cities, with some American, Asian, and Pacific content. Some interiors of cathedrals and historic buildings. Includes tourist sites. Site mapped on Google Maps.

Panoramio – Layers of photos from multiple contributors create panorama-like views of various sites. Navigate to different locations and buildings by clicking thumbnail images on Google maps, or use keyword search. Also view Panoramia images by selecting More… Photos in Google Maps. Join to contribute photos.

UW Libraries Special Collections Panorama Photographs Collection – Historical panoramic photographs from Special Collections, including views of Seattle after the turn of the century, group portraits, and UW campus scenes. Links to information on historical panoramic photography techniques. Recently digitized and available as high-quality JPEG2000 scans.

See the Architecture section of the UW Libraries Images Guide for links to these and more architecture image resources.

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