November 22, 2013

Ten of the best places to explore with Google's Street View (10pics)

 Google Street View has added a decommissioned Royal Navy submarine, HMS Ocelot, to its list of places it has visited with its 360 degree cameras. The decommissioned sub was built in 1962, but after 30 years in service with the Royal Navy it is currently located near Gillingham on the River Medway.
 Scott's Hut is a building located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica. It was erected in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 led by Robert Falcon Scott
 Stonehenge in Wiltshire. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.
 Sea lions, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and more can be seen when you visit the Galapagos Islands using Street View
 One can now take a 360-degree tours of the Okubo-mabu mineshaft in Japan
 The Google Maps team went to the Grand Canyon and took more than 9500 images to create a Street View map of the national park
 It entailed months of tramping over dozens of stone bridges, squeezing down narrow passageways and navigating canals by gondola, but the magic of Venice has finally been captured by Google Street View
 Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia
 In cooperation with Rhaetian Railway, a Street View team collected images from one of the world’s most scenic railway routes, the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland. The picturesque route through the Swiss Alps is one of most famous in the world, winding its way through wild mountain scenery from Thusis, Switzerland; past the resort town of St. Moritz; to its final stop just over the border in Tirano, Italy.
A Street View team was invited to the Amazon Basin to collect ground-level images of the rivers, forest and communities in the Rio Negro Reserve for this tour.

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