I just found a story combining two of my passions in an amazing way. I love photography and I love libraries (and books). Check out this headline:
I’m intrigued, you? To make it even better it’s an indoor panoramic photo of a historic library in Old Prague. Now I’m very intrigued!
Jeffrey Martin, founder of 360Cities.net (a website I’ve mentioned before), gained access to the 18th-century baroque library inside the Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic. The library is stunningly beautiful and this massive panoramic image certainly does it justice. Wired.com has an excellent article on the process of creating the image as well as pictures of Jeffrey in action.
I’m happy to report I’ve actually emailed with Jeffrey directly before. I started an account over at 360cities.net quite awhile ago (when he first founded the site). Back in those days, before it became massive, he would personally respond to questions. I’m happy to see he’s continued with his passion and is having success in the panoramic photography space.
Check out this video to get a feel for the interactive panoramic image:
Also, please check out the article over at Wired.com. The pictures of the process are awesome.
Finally, check out the panorama itself over at 360cities.net.