Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Venice Views & Street Views

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 394,000 images from its collection into the public domain. These images can now be downloaded for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection includes some gorgeous painting of Venice. I've taken some of these paintings and superimposed them on top of Google Maps Street View images of Venice. Views of Venice allows you to view the paintings on top of the modern Street View image of the scene depicted.

Use the orange 'Menu' button in Views of Venice to see the available paintings and click on a painting thumbnail image to view it superimposed on Street View. You can click the 'Clear' button at any time to remove the painting from the Street View (just return to the menu to add the painting back).

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