WHILST STONEHENGE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE STONES

20 03 2020

Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with the 360 degree view from inside the monument. Visit the English Heritage website and click the hotspots to find out more.

There is a also a great panoramic tour inside the stones created by Howard Goldbaum whose website Voices of the Dawn mainly concentrates on the Folklore of Ireland’s Ancient Monuments. Stonehenge virtual inner circle tour.Back in 2010 he spent many sessions taking thousands of photographs inside Stonehenge, when it was closed to the public, which have been ‘stitched’ together to unique set of views of the inner circle. All similar ones we have seen are taken from just one spot, but what makes this unique is that you can take a panoramic view from several different places inside Stonehenge – just choose your viewpoint on the plan in the bottom left hand corner and away you go.

INTERACTIVE MAPS OF THE STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE: Discover what the landscape around Stonehenge has looked like from before the monument itself was first built through to the present day. Move between the four maps to see the Stonehenge landscape at different periods, and open the image windows to find out more about each feature. Click here

Nearby Avebury Stone Circle remains open (from dawn to dusk) for you to enjoy, while observing social distancing measures.

If this has whetted your appetite and you want to go inside Stonehenge and learn more about the other monuments in the surrounding landscape which help explain why the stones are where they are, then have a look at the Stonehenge special access tours 

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View Stonehenge and other ancient cultural sites up close with Google’s new World Wonders Project

1 06 2012

Google launched the World Wonders Project on  Thursday, a new site that gives users the chance to see ancient and cultural  sites around the world up close.

Google’s Street  View has proved to be an invaluable tool for those people curious about the  world beyond their front door. Since its launch five years ago, the service has  traveled the world mapping roads, railways, parks,  airports, malls and even parts of the Amazon  basin.

And now the company has given us yet another excuse not to venture from the  confines of our cosy couch with the introduction of a new feature: the World Wonders Project.

Announced on Thursday in a post on the Mountain View  company’s official blog, the project offers up 132 ancient and cultural sites  spanning 18 countries. The World Wonders Project uses Street View technology to  allow users to get an up close view of the locations, which include the UK’s  Stonehenge, archaeological areas of Pompeii in Italy and ancient temples in  Japan’s former capital, Kyoto.

Some nice little bonuses come with Google’s new offering. Its Stonehenge  pictures, for example, take you right in among the stones — something you can’t  do if you visit in person, as a rope cordon around the ancient monument has been  in place for the last 35 years.

“Most could not be filmed by car, so we used camera-carrying trikes to pedal  our way close enough,” Melanie Blaschke, product marketing manager of the World  Wonders project, explained in the blog post.

To enhance the experience, the site offers 3D models and YouTube videos  relating to each location.

“We also partnered with several prestigious organizations, including UNESCO,  the World Monuments Fund, Getty Images and Ourplace, who provided official  information and photographs for many of the sites,” Blaschke wrote, adding “World Wonders is part of our commitment to preserving culture online and making  it accessible to everyone.”

Google hopes World Wonders will prove particularly popular with students and  scholars, and has even put together a number of educational packages for use in  the classroom.

So if you feel like enjoying some of the world’s ancient sites without  actually having to physically travel to them, or if time and money are a bit on  the tight side just now, the World Wonders Project could be well worth checking  out.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/

Sponsored by ‘The Stonehenge Tour Company’ – www.StonehengeTours.com

Merlin sayes “Great, no need to get off my sofa?????”

Merlin @ Stonehenge








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