Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Weekend Break

Frank Gehry
Gehry Building Barcelona
My favourite Earth Swoop tour of the past week is this tour of the buildings of the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The Google Earth browser is a great tool to showcase the work's of architects. My only disappointment with this is that at the moment there are so few of Gehry's buildings available in the Google Earth browser plug-in.

Berlin and Potsdam
The Brandenburg Gate
Berlin is truly a wonderful city. This tour of Berlin and Potsdam takes in some of Berlin's historical buildings and the remnants of Potsdam's Prussian heritage. The tour takes in the Bundestag, the Brandenburg Gate, the Sanssouci and a few other delights.

Both tours require the Google Earth browser plug-in and only work in Windows.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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