Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Weekend Break

Famous Tourist Sites

An EarthSwoop contributor has created this 3D tour of some of the world's great tourist destinations. The collection is quite an extensive tour of some of Google Earth's best 3D buildings, taking in: the Arc de Triomphe, Big Ben, Chichen Itza, Christ the Redeemer, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Grand Canyon and a whole lot more.

Via: Google Earth Blog


This tour of Chicago takes in Frank Gehry's stunning Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture. Also featured in this tour of Google Earth's 3D buildings in Chicago is the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum and a number of other Chicago sights.

To view both collections you will need the Google Earth plug-in and be using Windows.



Dragon said...

I feel sorry for myself and others in the Mac ghetto that we can't see any of these, not being party to Google Earth plugin. Is there any way around this?

Keir Clarke said...

Not that I know about. The plug-in isn't available for Google's own browser Chrome either.

Google do say they are working on bringing the plug-in to Mac's and Chrome.

y0ut13t said...

I Like it