Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll

There can be few places on earth more remote than Palmyra Atoll. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the nearest continent is almost 5,400 km (3,400 miles) to the north-east. Despite its isolation it has not been without drama, having had pirate treasure buried on it in 1816 and a bizarre murder in 1974. It has no permanent population nor has there been in its history.  This did not not stop Commander Nichols of HMS Cormorant claiming it for the UK in 1889. He was unaware of a prior claim made by Hawaii. Today Palmyra is administered as a National Wildlife Refuge by the USA. These images were taken by Christophe Bailhache from The Ocean Agency and use technology developed by Panedia for the XL Catlin Seaview...
Forgotten Oceans

Forgotten Oceans

This panorama is from the Calabas Reef in the Atlantic section of the Global Reef Record. Most of the work I do at Panedia is aimed at helping The Ocean Agency raise awareness of what is happening beneath the waves. One of the challenges is the seas are easily forgotten, People generally don’t spend much time down there. It is out of sight, so weeks, months and years can go by without considering the impact modern life has on...
National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

This beautiful pano from the National Museum of Australia sprout my curiosity about this odd shape building. The Museum was designed by architect Howard Raggatt shaped like a knot with ropes extending from the centre building, symbol of Australia story: ‘…not one but many Australians’ stories tangled together’. Another interesting feature are the exterior panels written in braille with typical Australian expressions and words of reconciliation. Personally I think this image is amazing in showing the strong colors and textures on this...
Hollyford River / Whakatipu Kā Tuka

Hollyford River / Whakatipu Kā Tuka

At Panedia we will be sharing a bit of our imagery with you all. Images that are somehow special to us for this or that reason. I know that Aaron Spence shot this panorama in a glorious morning after a snow fall evening. He was simply amazed with the scenery and we all can see why… This region is part of New Zealand’s Fiordland in the South Island and this river is partially a ‘natural divider’ between the Southland and Otago regions. Following along the river is magnificent Hollyford Valley full of snow white peaks and rocky river beds. Enjoy a bit of ‘icy’ cool views while we are trying to cope with the winter heat wave (at least here in Oz). Google...
SS Maheno (wreck)

SS Maheno (wreck)

Love this Panedia picture taken by Aaron Spence. It is from Maheno wreck in Fraser Island. Apparently a popular tourist attraction but also a symbol of this area shallow waters. SS Maheno was an ocean liner from a New Zealand company that frequently crossed between Australia and New Zealand from 1905 to 1935. During World War I was used as a hospital ship carrying casualties from the Gallipoli campaign and other battles to, after the war, resume its regular commercial service. On the 7th July 1935, SS Maheno was hit by a severe cyclone while being towed by another ship. The towline connecting both ships parted and Maheno drifted to anchor on Fraser Island. Most of the crew manage swim onshore but eight men were never found. All attempts to re-float the ship failed and a wreck sale never found any buyers, so here it lays on its final purpose as tourism attraction. Google...
Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

What a better way to see New York than from Brooklyn Bridge. This panorama taken by Aaron Spence from the bridge at sunset says it all. The New York skyline under an intense orange to pink sunset, the distinctive towers shape and intricate cable patterns. From there you can ‘walk over’ the East River spotting the Statue of Liberty on one side and New York Bridge on the other. Google...
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

These amazing limestone caves, west of the Blue Mountains are part of UNESCO World Heritage. Considered the world’s oldest known open cave system (aprox. 340 million years) the cave system counts with more than 40 km of passages, still being explored. For now, 11 caves are open to visitors to enjoy the magnificent limestone formations of astonishing beauty. I invite you to see this panorama of one of the 11 caves and to be amazed by nature’s work. Please look up and down. Jenolan...
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

When you are in New York, immediately you feel the rush… all is turning too fast: people walk fast, everybody seems too busy and even lunch is eaten fast or while you’re walking. Only the cars, are moving slowly…but that’s due to too much traffic. And that works for both day and night time, simply the sun is not there anymore. Crossing Brooklyn bridge is a must and doing it by sunset, a privilege. Once you cross the East River, you’re at Brooklyn and you move to a different rhythm. Somehow between Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges time slowed down for a bit. You can still see the city lights and sounds at a distance and you know all the swirl is there but here you can enjoy the views, the peaceful moments and beautiful colors, just before you dive back in, joining the fast pace of ‘The city that never...
Qantas Founder Museum, Longreach

Qantas Founder Museum, Longreach

While filming VR content for Visit Queensland, Australia last year we were fortunate to spend some time with the wonderful Tony Martin, CEO at Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, Queensland. Tony showed us around the Museum, and took us out to the Qantas airplanes, even doing a sunset shot from the wing of the 747. Here we’re up nice and close next to the gorgeous DC-3, while the Boeing 747 towers in the background. If you would like to see this in more detail check out our website for a VERY high rez file… you can see the rivets of the DC-3. Qantas Founder Museum,...
Horseshoe Bend , Arizona

Horseshoe Bend , Arizona

A few years ago while we were in the US we drove around the West country, through Nevada, Arizona and Utah regions. Amazing landscape all around. The area were this panorama was shot, just between Utah and Arizona is specially rich in natural beauty. Horseshoe Bend is right half way between Marble Canyon and Antelope Island, following Colorado river. In this particular spot the river ‘bends’ 180 degrees craving and shaping the landscape. This is normally a very popular location but on that day strong winds were blowing and, perhaps for that reason, no one was around. We had to walk about 30 minutes and it was certainly worthwhile. The weather was not perfect and not the best time of the day to shoot, but the view was astonishing. Up there we could understand the magnitude of that place and nature’s thin equilibrium. The strong winds quickly became a sand storm and although from the image you could not tell, it was increasingly difficult just to be there. We did the way back to the car with sand blowing at us and getting into everywhere. In the end it was definitely rewarding to be able to see Colorado river and US West territory from that perspective. Enjoy the interactive image >>...
Lisbon – Rossio Square

Lisbon – Rossio Square

Rossio Square, in Lisbon, is one of Portugal most visited and popular squares. Since 13th century it became place where the population would gather, when the city grew and the need to stay inside defense walls decreased. From that time it was commonly used for public ceremonies, markets, or just as a congregation place. In 1755, after a strong earthquake and tsunami this place was destroyed along with most downtown. In the following years a large city reconstruction plan was carefully undertaken and the square was rebuilt in a more organized and linear shape, that was fairly kept until today. This magnificent square with its traditional Portuguese mosaic pavement, still keeps the same use from 700 years ago. It has been the place of executions, celebrations, revolts, promenade or tourism and even the Portuguese Revolution but, it is mainly as ‘Rossio’ word states, a public common ground for people to meet. Enjoy the interactive image >>...
Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum

Located in Tucson, Arizona, in The United States of America, the Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the world’s largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres (320,000 m²) on a campus occupying 127 acres (610,000 m²). The museum displays some of the most beautiful aircraft from all times and you can be walk around the planes and see the industry’s technological...
Surfers Paradise Festival

Surfers Paradise Festival

The Surfers Paradise Festival is a colorful annual fest that involves all the local population with lots of food, arts, music and entertainment events and culminates in a big light parade and an amazing fireworks show. The tour is also available in Google Streetview, and can be seen here in Google Street...
Eiffel Tower on Google Views

Eiffel Tower on Google Views

Paris has this special atmosphere, and the Eiffel Tower is right in center of it… everything just seems to flow there. Also the constellation now published on Google Views goes around this popular monument, hoping to share a bit of the City of Lights air with the rest of the world. Panedia Google Street...
Times Square, NYC on Google Views

Times Square, NYC on Google Views

We published another set of panoramas on the NYC theme. This time is the heart of Manhattan: Times Square. This nine panos constellation shares a bit of the light and color you can experience on that famous square. Panedia Google Street...
High Line, NYC

High Line, NYC

Once there was an old unused elevated rail line right in center New York. Then it came the idea of turning that rail line into a park and it ‘runs’ now beautifully in between city buildings, green ways and art installations. We have shared publicly on Google Views a 16 panorama collection of this unusual and amazing park. Panedia Google Street...
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Having the privilege of watching this fantastic and colorful balloon festival and be able to produce nice panoramas seems pointless if you don’t share it with anyone. So it makes every sense to publish it on Google views so that people can have a glance of how beautiful it is. Here it is our constellation with 29 panoramas of Glowdeo Balloons of all different shapes, sizes and crazy characters. Panedia Google Street...
Uluru Constellation on Google Views

Uluru Constellation on Google Views

Uluru is not a very accessible site for tourists. Visiting that place right in the center of Australia is possible but not always easy, considering the wide distances, the weather conditions and even some religion related restrictions. Sharing this Uluru virtual tour on Google views, making it available from everywhere else, is allowing people who can’t or will never make the travel here, to see this amazing place. Panedia Google...
Sydney Opera House on Google Views

Sydney Opera House on Google Views

Panedia just uploaded a 14 panorama constellation of the Sydney Opera House during the Sydney Vivid Festival. These are some impressive, colorful panos featuring both Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge, the two most iconic buildings in Sydney. Panedia Google Street...
Bermuda – Turks & Caicos

Bermuda – Turks & Caicos

Still in Bermuda, our Catlin Seaview Survey partners were capturing images of the beautiful and rich diversity of species that live around the coral in this area. Google Street...
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