Visit Paris in 26-Gigapixels

Paris — By Molly McGonigle on March 18, 2010 at 11:14 am

If you have traveled to Paris before, you know that its sheer size and history makes seeing everything nearly impossible. Now, thanks to a new project called Paris 26 Gigapixel, you can see the city from the comfort of your own home.

[Image: Mashable]

Paris 26 Gigapixels is a compilation of 2,346 photographs streamed together to give a comprehensive and panoramic view of Paris. The best part? The photos are in high-resolution, 26 gigapixels being the end product creating a totally interactive and digital experience. Itching to see the Eiffel Tower? Want to take a boat ride on the Seine? The high resolution perspective also allows viewers to click through the city and zoom in to the parts of Paris they want to see better.

An additional feature of this tool is that it provides tours of Paris’ 20 most historical and famous monuments. At these monuments and historical sites there are text boxes to give additional information, almost like you are walking around Paris with a tour guide except you are sitting in the comforts of your living room.

[Metro Sign Image: Wiki Commons]

Tags: france, panoramic, Paris, photography

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