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AirPano is a non-for-profit project focused on high-resolution spherical panoramas shot from a bird’s eye view. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet. There are nearly two thousand 360° panoramas on our website at the moment.

Starry sky over mount Elbrus We invite you to a journey to the mount Elbrus. You will be able to see incredible starry sky over the highest peak of Russia, mount Elbrus...

Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces, China Yuanyang rice terraces (fields that follow the shape of a hill) turned out to be a great attraction for everyone who can appreciate natural beauty. There are no words to describe this stunning picture, and we don't need to — you will see it for yourself though our panoramas...

Sydney, Australia One of the most beautiful cities of the planet, Sydney, unites more than 200 other works of modern cinematograph. Sydney is not the capital of Australia at all, though it is its oldest city. Sydney is a visit card of Australia, there are its most recognizable buildings: the fantastic Sydney Opera House and the grand Harbour Bridge...

Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, one of the main natural landmarks of the country, is located in northeastern Brazil. A flat surface occupying about 1,500 square kilometers is covered with large sand dunes reaching up to 40 meters in height...

360 video, The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Part II Today we present the second 360 video of The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. We invite you to a journey to one of the greatest wonders of nature! You will be able to see one of the most impressive nature monuments from the very unique point of views and catch a sense of a flight...

Thousand Island Lake, China The Qiandaohu Lake, or Thousand Island Lake, has 1,078 islands of relatively large size and a countless number of tiny patches of land peaking from under the water. Good climate and water promoted lush vegetation on the islands, and now forests with lots of animals and birds cover over 80 percent of the land...

Varanasi, India The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the most interesting landmarks of India, and it is probably the most unique. The fame of Varanasi is based not only on its architecture but also on its history and its important role in Hinduism...

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in the U.S. Its path is inseparably connected with the history of the country. The city of San Francisco experienced a rapid growth in the 19th century when gold was found in California This made San Francisco the largest city west of the Mississippi River, until Los Angeles claimed the title in 1920...

360 video, Starry sky over mount Elbrus

We invite you to a journey to the mount Elbrus. You will be able to see incredible starry sky over the highest peak of Russia, mount Elbrus. This video was filmed during Olympic Games in Sochi. We were in these places while shooting virtual tour of Elbrus. At that time we shot more than 10 hours of the starry sky, which we bring to your attention...

Berlin, Germany

We are so delighted with the victory of German national team over Brazilians — the hosts team of 2014 FIFA World Cup. That's why we decided to publish unscheduled virtual tour over Berlin, and thereby to congratulate the German fans and all football fans on a historic victory...

360 video, the Emirates (UAE)

We invite you to a journey to the United Arab Emirates. You will see the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the skyscrapers of Dubai, the famous hotel Burj Al Arab and the racetrack of Formula 1 — all from a very unique point of views...

Iceland, the best aerial panoramas

Spacious fields, mountains, and water exists in all possible states: from frozen ice to steaming geysers – this is what makes this unique, majestic, harsh and deserted landscape of Iceland, the country that looks so different from anything else in the world...

Download iPad application AirPano Travel Book

AirPano Travel Book is a collection of unique spherical photo panoramas of the most amazing places in the world shot from a bird’s eye view. AirPano Travel Book takes you on exciting journey with a real-life presence at a photographic location...

360 video, The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Today we present another 360 video: The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. We invite you to a journey to one of the greatest wonders of nature! You will be able to see one of the most impressive nature monuments from the very unique point of views and catch a sense of a flight...

Meteora, Greece

The monastery complex of Metéora in Greece is one of the very few monuments on our planet that was created both by man and nature. The Metéora is an extremely unique example of harmonious craftsmanship that enriches the local landscape without changing it...

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Marvelous City is an unofficial name of Rio de Janeiro, and it suits the city very well. With the total area of 1,260 square kilometers, the city of Rio de Janeiro lies on the western shore of Guanabara Bay, the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Valleys, hills, mountains, and beaches create a picturesque landscape...

Mount Elbrus, Russia

Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of Russia, is located north of the Caucasus Mountain Range, on the border of Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia of Russia. The twin-peak mountain (5,642-meter and 5,621-meter summits) can also be considered the highest peak in Europe...

Maldives, Anantara Kihavah and Gili Lankanfushi

Many international resorts offer their guests "primordial purity, unique nature, snow-white beaches" and so on, when on the Maldives all these are perfect in a special way. This insular state consists of about 1190 islands in the Indian Ocean...

Waterfalls around the World

There are thousands of different waterfalls on our planet. They are wide and narrow, high and low, famous and unknown, but every "cascade of water falling from a height" is unique in its own way. See it for yourself when you take our virtual tour over waterfalls from several continents...

Beijing, China

During the course of its long history, the city of Beijing has lived through countless forays and devastation, and changing of names, governments, and administrative status. In 1421, the city finally received its modern name, Beijing. By that time, in the midst of the outside city, which was surrounded by brick walls, people built the world-famous Forbidden City...

360 video, Central Himalayas

This time we invite you to a journey into the highest Mountains on a planet! You will be able to see some of 8000-peaks and dozens of smaller mountains from the very unique point of views and catch a sense of a flight...

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River, Russia After wondering through river channels for about an hour we saw a blurry silhouette of the Church. Right before the sunrise. The sun painted the sky and the water with such surreal colors that we almost forgot why we were there...

Oculus Rift support is added Today AirPano offers a great opportunity to all owners of Oculus Rift glasses. We have created a first virtual tour with support of Oculus VR technology. Unique landscapes of the ancient city of Petra is perfect for demonstrating the virtual reality devices. You can see the virtual tour with panoramas of Petra in Oculus Rift here...

Casablanca, Morocco The biggest city of Morocco is not the capital city of Rabat, as one may think. It is the ancient legendary city of Casablanca. Casablanca also is the largest Atlantic port of the country, one of the most influential trade centers in North Africa, and an important industrial and financial center...

Soyuz-AirPano rocket launch Five, four, three, two, one, lift-off! You hear the roar of the boost engines and in a second the space ship is on its way to the open space... But it took us a long way to take an airscape of a spaceship launch. And finally, today, on the 1st of Aprill 2014, the launch of a space rocket called "Soyuz-AirPano" took place...

Bagan, Myanmar The great ancient kingdom of Bagan was once located on the territory of the modern country of Myanmar. The capital of the kingdom was also named Bagan. The city of Bagan stretched along the western shore of the Irrawaddy River. Today, it is one of the largest archeological zones in the world...

New 7 Wonders of the World The Seven Wonders of the World is a list of the most famous monuments of human genius created before our time. Since then, humanity has created a number of other amazing masterpieces of architecture. There have been multiple attempts to review and edit the original list, and even alternative lists have been proposed...

Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia The Valley of Geysers — one of the most famous attractions of Kamchatka region. There are dozens of similar canyons in Kamchatka, but this is the only one with 40 geysers and numerous hot springs stretched 6 km from the mouth of the river. All known modern forms of hydrothermal activity is represented in the valley...

Sevastopol, Crimea The city of Sevastopol is located on Heraclea Peninsula in the southwestern part of the Crimea. In 5th century BC a prosperous Greek colony of Chersoneses was located right on this spot. There are many unforgettable milestones in the history of the city. One of the most important historical events is the legendary First Siege of Sevastopol...

Three applications by AirPano available in the App Store Three iPad applications from AirPano team are available in the App Store. The apps offer virtual tours to most beautiful places of Kamchatka: "Bears 360º", "Volcano 360º", and "Geysers 360º". Each virtual tour features spherical panoramas, 360º videos, set of photographs, and a brief story about our photo expedition.

Maya Pyramids, Chichen Itza, Mexico There were a number of great civilizations on our planet. One of the most famous civilizations is Maya. They created a unique written language, art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems before disappearing without a trace. Remarkable monuments of Mayan architecture are found in Mexico, Chichen Itza...

XXII Olympic Winter Games Having been to the Olympic Games I'd forgotten how to write "Sochi" and "2014" separately... I would never miss the 2014 Olympics and here is why: the Games were held in my country, they were only 3-hour flight away from my city, my friends lived on a hill with a nice view of the Olympic Park, an airfare was reasonable...

Cappadocia, Turkey Caves and whimsical rocks of Cappadocia are not the only tourist attraction of the region. Travelers are also attracted by the opportunity to admire local landscape from a basket of a hot air balloon. Hundreds of them ascending simultaneously from different corners of the valley. What a spectacular sight!

Petra, Jordan Petra is a city that lives in four dimensions. Or "lived" to be exact... My mind doesn't want to accept the fact that the majority of the breathtaking monumental rock castles are only random parts of a gigantic centuries-old multinational Necropolis. But Petra was not designed as Necropolis. Deep under the rocks, there once lived around twenty thousand people...

Lake Baikal, Russia Lake Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet, and is one of the most famous landmarks of Russia and the world. In 1996 Lake Baikal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Baikal is the largest reservoir of fresh water. It is fed by 336 inflowing rivers and is drained though a single outlet — the Angara River...

Madrid, Spain Being the capital of Spain and its largest city, Madrid is also a popular tourist destination. Variety of monuments from different epochs, rich history, and unique culture attract tourists from around the world. Saving landmarks of its legendary past, Madrid went on building new exciting architectural masterpieces...

Venice, Italy Located in the center of Europe, Venice is called the "city on water". There are no roads, cars, taxis, buses, trams, nor bikes. You either walk on foot or use water transportation: boats, motorboats, or gondolas. Tourists use the latter as a romantic adventure...

Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China can be easily called a world landmark: there is hardly a person who doesn't know about it or its location, and it not just because of its obvious name. The Great Wall of China is the most famous monument, unparalleled in its glory. The wall was supposed to run along the mountain chain, rounding all the spurs and covering high rises and deep gorges...

The Land of Bears, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia One of the craters of the long-extinct Kamchatka volcano (caldera) is filled with picturesque Kurile Lake. It's the second largest freshwater reservoir in Kamchatka. On a clear day a surface of the lake becomes a mirror that reflects volcanoes, creating landscapes of unimaginable beauty...

Niagara Falls, Canada-USA At the North American Niagara River nature created a magnificent cascade of waterfalls. Each waterfall has its own name: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. However all of them are known under one name — Niagara Falls. This is the most important landmark of the USA and Canada at the same time, as it separates one country from another...

Grand tour of Moscow, Russia According to the legend Moscow is situated on seven hills. The Kremlin, a settlement around which the modern capital of Russia grew, is situated on one of those hills — the Borovitsky Hill. The first mention of Moscow dates back to year 1147, and since then, for almost nine centuries, the city experienced a myriad of events, and it has been destroyed and rebuilt over and over again...

Cancun, Mexico Cancun is one of the most famous resorts towns in Mexico visited by almost seven million tourists every year. Half a million of local residents are involved in tourism industry and work hard to provide guests with high quality recreational experience. Meanwhile, in 1970 only three people lived here, and the only activity they did was looking after a coconut plantation...

Irkutsk, Russia Irkutsk is a city and the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, and one of the largest cities in Siberia. The city proper lies on the Angara River, a tributary of the Yenisei, 72 kilometers below its outflow from Lake Baikal...

Grand tour of Iceland “Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. And how magnificent are the flows of glowing lava from Eyjafjallajoekull, the famous volcano!

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia Nowadays Peterhof is a world-famous complex consisting of various palaces and gardens, and it's considered to be one of the most important sights in St. Petersburg and Russia. Modern Peterhof includes several palaces and park complexes that were under construction for almost two centuries...

Flamingo, Kenya, Lake Bogoria The number of flamingos varies during a year depending on the water level and food availability, but at the peak of the season Lake Bogoria is covered by about half million of these graceful birds...

360 video, the Land of Bears, Kamchatka, Russia We are pleased to offer to your attention unique 360 video. This film was captured in September of 2013 over the Kurile Lake in Kamchatka in natural habitat of Kamchatka bears...

Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia Uzon Volcanic Caldera (a cauldron-like collapse) was formed about 40,000 years ago on the site of the volcano that was destroyed by a series of eruptions. Just like an open air museum, this unique volcanic territory offers you almost all Kamchatka places of interest: both hot and narzan mineral water springs, mud pots, volcanoes, lakes, and streams...

The Great Migration, Kenya Masai Mara, a unique nature reserve, is located in the south-western part of Kenya, with its northern part adjoining the Serengeti National Park. The reserve was named after the indigenous population (Maasai) and the Mara River. With an area of 1510 square kilometers, Masai Mara is one of the largest nature reserves in Kenya...

Florence, Italy As any other ancient city, Florence has a lot to offer to tourists. However, its distinguishing feature is not only presented in architectural elements, but rather in continuous connection with history and culture of the world. Dante, Petrarch, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and many other great Masters lived and worked in Florence...

Flooding in Amur River, Russia, 2013 The current flooding in Russia’s Far East, on a river Amur is the worst in the region in 120 years. The locals who have been fighting the high waters for the second month in a row are comparing the catastrophe to the Biblical Great Flood. Almost 30,000 people have been evacuated and almost 3,000 are in hospitals.

Trip to the North Pole The most impressive thing is how fast it pushes through the ice floes. You could never forget the vibration of the vessel while it is making its way through the ice and the scratching sound it made. It seemed like the sensations pierced my whole body...

Bird's Eye View of the Moscow Kremlin Today AirPano project and Russian Geographic Society (RGS) have prepared a gift for the city: a virtual tour over the Moscow Kremlin consisting of five spherical panoramas.

Inside the Thrihnukagigur volcano, Iceland Iceland is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world, with eruptions occurring every 3-4 years on average. Thrihnukagigur volcano is dormant — it last erupted over 4,000 years ago. There are no indications of it erupting again in the near future...

Rome, Italy Rome is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world. The fall of the Roman empire didn't affect the city's renown: its glory wasn't tarnished, but became of a different character. Nowadays countless sights of Rome built during legendary times attract many tourists...

Maldives, One&Only Reethi-Rah. Split-panoramas The Maldives Islands are often associated with calm and lazy leisure full of utter bliss and tranquil solitude. Today we decided to gather all panoramas we have created for last years on Maldive Islands into one virtual tour...

Mexico City, Mexico Sights of Mexico City turned the capital into one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latin America. If put together, all of Mexico City's contrasts: high crime rate vs. hospitality of local residents, ultra modern skyscrapers vs. Aztec pyramids, slums vs. magnificent palaces, hills vs. plains — provide the city with a special unforgettable atmosphere...

The Drakensberg - Dragon Mountains, South Africa Drakensberg is a beautiful mountain range cut by numerous rivers. You can also see Tugela Falls that drops in five free-leaping falls from the eastern cliff. Here one can find peaks next to completely flat tops, and rainforests next to meadows and savannas...

Prague, Czech Republic Prague is one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world. The city's nine hills are situated on the bank of the Vltava River, offering very picturesque views. There are many unique architectural landmarks in Prague that survived to this day: Powder Tower, medieval Vyšehrad fort, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, etc...

Flooding in Germany, 2013 It was very unusual and strange to see bushes, trees, street signs, and lampposts floating in the water. And it was even more unusual to see flooded homes in the distance. Seven hundred meters separated us from the Elbe River channel! Level of the raised water, its volume, and its speed made a horrendous impression on us...

The first "under ice" panorama in the world Ice diving has a special place among all other types of diving. During this process you can't surface where you want, you have to carry more equipment, and the temperature of air and water is much lower. Salt water freezes when temperature drops below zero, about minus two degrees to be more precise. Water in the White Sea reaches freezing point...

Kazan, Summer Universiade 2013, Russia Kazan is one of the oldest cities of Russia: in 2005 the city celebrated one thousand years since its foundation. Kazan is officially known as "the third capital of Russia": its population is over one million people, and the same number of tourists visit it every year. The 27th World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan will be held from July 6 to July 17, 2013...

Guilin National Park, China Guilin is one of the most interesting cities in China, also famous for its wonderful natural monuments. The Guilin's mountains are among the most picturesque mountains in the world. They are often covered with soft haze, as calm water of Li's river has this magnetic aura, that excited the muses of artists and poets for ages...

Shanghai, China During the centuries of Shanghai's history, the city has seen both peacetime and war: it was invaded and bombed, and then, with new powers, it was restored again. And now it's one of the world's major financial centers, the core of China's political intrigues, and, at the same time, the cradle of modern Chinese cinema and theater...

Flooding in Czech Republic, Usti nad Labem, 2013 Located North of Prague, at the confluence of Elbe and Bilin rivers, city of Usti nad Labem is experiencing a major flood at the moment. Our colleague Stas Sedov is working in Usti nad Labem right now. He was able to capture the “Big Water” from a bird’s eye view...

360 video, Manhattan at Night, New York, USA Now we would like to show the unique 360 video of the night Manhattan, New York, USA, which has been taken in March 2013...

Athens, Greece Being one of the oldest cities in the world Athens was first mentioned in 15th century BC. Athens is called the "cradle of civilization" — it's the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, political science, literature, theater, and the Olympics...

Maya Pyramids, Tikal, Guatemala The name Tikal, which in means "the place of spirit voices" Mayan language, appeared in the 1840s when Europeans discovered this area. Perhaps this monumental abandoned complex made explorers tremble in awe, and native Indians, descendants of the ancient Maya, decided to strengthen this impression by giving this place an appropriate name...

Singapore - Dream City Singapore is an eye-candy city-state. Being in the center (or, as it was in the ancient times, in the end) of Asia, this city has absorbed all the might and splendour of a modern western civilization and is happy to showcase it to the world — it's definitely worth it.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia The Great Barrier Reef is located in the eastern part of Australia and it is one of the greatest wonders of nature. It stretches 2,500 kilometers along the coast. It is the largest coral ecosystem of our planet and the largest natural object formed by living organisms...

President of Russia V. V. Putin handed AirPano the Grant Certificate from the RGS On 30th of April President of Russia V. V. Putin handed Sergei Semenov, the representative of AirPano team, the Grant Certificate from the Russian Geographic Society (RGS)...

Norwegian Fjords Fjords are considered to be among the most beautiful sights of the world: narrow, winding, and cut deep into the land, these sea bays are lodged between steep cliffs that sometimes reach 1,000 meters high. They can be found all around the world but when you mention fjords, most people think about Norway — it has the highest number of most beautiful fjords in the world...

Barcelona, Spain Barcelona is one of the most famous ancient cities in the world. The center of the old city is the Gothic Quarter. It still has many structures that were built during the Middle Ages, and even some buildings that were built around the time of the first Roman settlements...

Flooding in Germany, Fischbeck and Lostau Towns, Ultra High Resolution The situation in Germany is getting slowly back to normal, but there are still many places which are still under water. We would like to suggest you two ultra high resolution panoramas from Fishbeck and Lostau towns...

Shooting spherical stereo panorama We shot a lot of complex and unique spherical panoramas in various parts of the globe. But so far we could not make a spherical panorama with a 3D image. Today we managed to solve this seemingly unsolvable problem...

Abbey Mont Saint-Michel, France Mont Saint-Michel, is a name that has a lot of charm, it sounds almost poetic and lyrical. But don't let it fool you: Mont Saint-Michel is a small rocky tidal island situated on the north-west coast of France...

Acropolis, Athens, Greece Many Athens landmarks have survived to this day, and the most famous of them, without a doubt, is the Acropolis. It became the famous landmark of the world and a symbol of Greece, just like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Kremlin in Moscow ...

Top Hotels in Turkey Turkey is famous for its resorts. Millions of tourists come to Turkey every year. More and more hotels are being built on the Turkish shore. The variety of Turkish hotels can satisfy every taste. There are true masterpieces of architecture, secluded club houses surrounded by green golf courses, boutique bed and breakfasts, and huge ultra-modern hotels...

Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik, capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of the world, was founded by Ingólfur Arnarson, a Norwegian Viking, who decided to settle down and farm somewhere far away from his homeland. In 874 he built a farm on the southeastern tip of Iceland and called this area Reykjavík, which stands for "Bay of Smoke"...

Maldive Islands The Maldives Islands are often associated with calm and lazy leisure full of utter bliss and tranquil solitude. Today we decided to gather all panoramas we have created for last years on Maldive Islands into one virtual tour...

Thermal Resort "Blue Lagoon", Iceland The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases...

Santorini (Thira), Oia, Greece There is no time, no rush. Eyes are resting, slowly moving along wonderful, as if carefully picked by an artist, details: the rhythm of blue-and-white stairs, a black cat napping on a white parapet. Everything has its special charm. This is an amazing island, capable of filling up not only view finders of your camera, but your entire soul...

360 video, Plosky Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, 2012 Now we would like to show the unique 360 video of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano eruption, Kamchatka, Russia which has been taken in December 2012...

Orda Cave. The first underwater cave panorama in the world Underwater caves are considered the hardest subject of underwater photography. Overhead environment, inability to surface when you need to, underwater narrows, you have to squeeze through, and complete darkness - here are just a few difficulties that one faces in cave diving...

Iguasu Falls, Argentina-Brazil. Grand tour The waterfalls are unbelievably cool! A true endless flow of water! Approximately 1,5 to 3 million liters per second of water flows down the Iguazu Falls every second depending on the season. Entire canyon is covered with think mist created by falling water...

Highlands of Iceland, Langisjor and Veidivotn “Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. Iceland is also one of the most active volcanic regions in the world...

The Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland Ranking traditional icons of Switzerland by their increasing size may look like this: Swiss watch, Swiss knife, Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese, and Swiss bank. The largest icon of Switzerland - the Matterhorn Mountain — caps the list...

Flight to Stratosphere Sending cameras into the stratosphere is done by using balloons filled with helium. These balloons rise 35-37 kilometers above the ground, gradually increasing in size until they are as big as three-story house. At this altitude balloons suppose to burst and send cameras safely to the ground by parachute...

Bryce Canyon in Winter, Utah, USA Truly the Bryce Canyon is not just another attraction in the USA; it is one of the very few places on our planet that puzzles our human mind unable to find logical explanation and process visual information. So if you ever happen to be in The Bryce Canyon — don't panic. This gigantic forest of orange and rose asparagus is very real...

Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, Kamchatka, Russia, 2012 As we got closer to Tolbachik, we realize how incredibly lucky we were! The slopes of the volcano were clear of clouds; the visibility was perfect up to the horizon. The morning sun lit up the plume of smoke from the active volcanic cone. We are going straight to the cone...

Taj Mahal, India In 1997 famous Frenchman Bertran photographed Taj Mahal from a helicopter. Since that moment nobody else has been able to get a permission to shoot the Indian landmark from air for 15 years. AirPano has achieved the impossible — for the first time in world's history we created a virtual aerial photo tour of Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World...

Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil During sunrise the wind blew from the ocean and gradually cleared the fog away from the hill, leaving behind fantastic colors. Suddenly a huge heavy cloud floated above our heads became brightly coloured in orange. Dima shouted: "Urgent take off!" And we were on our way! ...

Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt Arabian proverb says, "Everything in the world is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the pyramids". In the end of this year we would like to invite our visitors to have a bird-eye view of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt — the only one of "Seven Wonders of the World" which is still standing...

Grand tour of Manhattan, New York, USA I remember this photo shoot by one funny detail: there were no headphones for passengers in the helicopter's cabin. I had to shout from the back seat (while trying to overcome the engine roar that was coming from the open door) to let the pilot know where to go. I also had to tap on his shoulder and then point the direction...

Paris, France France is one of the most famous countries in Europe, and Paris is probably the most famous city in the world. Paris is rightfully called "the city of light". It is because the capital of France has been a center of education, arts and philosophy for many many centuries...

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar It's not surprising that the Shwedagon Golden Pagoda was repeatedly plundered over the years, and some parts, like three hundred years old bell encrusted with jewels, are now lost. However, the Golden Pagoda in Myanmar has survived to see our days in its full glory...

Vatican City State Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world with a total area of 0.44 square kilometers and the total length of the state border of 3 kilometers. Vatican has almost two thousand years of history and it is more than just a church, the square, and museums...

Angel Waterfall of Venezuela - The World's Highest Waterfall In March of 2011, Dima Moiseenko flew to Venezuela to shoot Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall. The photo session lasted for two days. However, all of difficulties were overcome and Dima managed to shoot Angel Falls and two other waterfalls that flow from the Tepui.

New York, Manhattan, Night Technically this shooting from the hotel Millennium UN Plaza was enough difficult, and we spent more several years thinking about this panorama. The idea has arisen in 2007 after we had made our first panorama using four meters bar. We had some difficulties to ressolve before the shooting ...

St-Petersburg, Virtual Tour That evening we left St. Petersburg accompanying with the sounds of thunder. The big rain drops were pattering on the train's windows but we were not upset anymore - our work had been done. A year of preparation, a month and a half of waiting for a good weather and an hour and a half of the flight over one of the most beautiful cities in Russia - all those were in past.

Matterhorn-Cervino, Monte Rosa, Zermatt In terms of altitude, the Matterhorn is the fifth among the Alpine peaks, but the difficulty of a climb ranks it second to none. Its faces are so deceptive, that even the most experienced climbers could not ascend them until 1865; and the southern slope remained unconquered for another 66 years...

Swaminarayan Akshardham, Delhi, India The world's largest Hindu temple is situated in the capital of India. It was opened in 2005. The construction took over 5 years and involved 7 thousand artisans and 3 thousand construction workers from all over India. Construction of this beautiful site was funded by donations and done through a spirit of volunterism...

Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor includes a number of majestic temples complexes, the most famous of which is the "Temple City" of Angkor Wat. It was built as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II in 1112-1152. It's considered to be one of the biggest cult buildings in the world...

Moscow City Center, Kremlin The treasury of our Moscow panoramas is gradually increasing. We have already been shooting aerial panoramas for 6 years. However, we didn't succeed in shooting Moscow, the city we live in, though we did our best. The case is the flights over Moscow are forbidden except those of Russian Federation Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Response and Russian police...

Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia Ta Prohm is a beautiful temple, bound by massive roots of huge trees. Back in the days it was very different: one could see walls decorated by precious stones, hear beautiful music, and dancing in the halls. When in late nineteenth century Ta Prohm was discovered by French, they decided not to conduct a full-scale restoration of the temple...

Moscow, Aerial 360 Video testing In early 2011 we developed and published a method for filming and editing 360 spherical video. We also filmed a test video from the car around the Moscow Kremlin. Now we offer you something that was impossible for many years: flying in the full 360 video ...

AirPano - the laureate of the competition “Runet Award 2012” The laureates of people choice award of Runet 2012 were announced on the 21st of November during their official award ceremony. The projects AirPano, Yarmarka Masterov, This is Horosho and Warface were awarded 4 kilogram statues covered with gold...

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscany, Central Italy First of all, Pisa is famous for Torre Pendente di Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's so famous that it outshines all other Pisa tourist attractions and monuments combined. Locals call it the "long-drawn miracle". Ironically enough, the tower is located at Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles)...

Virtual Tour of Toronto, Canada Toronto is the biggest Canadian city and 5th largest city in North America after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In 1998 the rapidly growing Toronto and six other communities are merged to form a new Mega-city, else known as GTA (Greater Toronto Area)...

Roman Colosseum, Italy The Colosseum is a monument with a great history. It probably wouldn't even have been built if not for the vanity of the Emperor Vespasian, Nero's successor. In his attempt to outshine the glory of the former ruler, in 70 AD Vespasian ordered to build a huge amphitheater, which could amaze everyone with its beauty and magnitude...

Iceland, Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon “Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. Iceland is also one of the most active volcanic regions in the world...

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France The Eiffel Tower ... One might ask, "What else is there to say?" There is hardly a person in the world that doesn't know or haven't heard of the famous Paris landmark. Well, we are going to tell you what you might already know anyway...

Most Famous Mosques in Istanbul, Turkey Among the many landmarks in Turkey, the three famous mosques of Istanbul that deserve special attention. The most beautiful one — The Blue Mosque — is considered the greatest masterpiece not only of Islamic architecture, but also of the world. Hagia Sophia Museum and The Suleymaniye Mosque - two other great architecture landmarks...

Virtual Tour over Artificial Islands in Dubai, UAE The United Arab Emirates is one of the most amazing countries in the world. Millions of tourists come there to see its places if interest, however, almost all of them are man-made.

Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland “Ice and fire” – these are two words, which despite their seeming mutual exclusiveness, perfectly grasp the nature of Iceland. Although called “the land of ice”, ironically, Iceland has boiling hot springs and geothermal lakes. Iceland is also one of the most active volcanic regions in the world...

Montenegro, Kotor Bay Montenegro is located in the southwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula and is often called the gem of the Adriatic. It is a unique country with blue ocean, well maintained sandy and pebble beaches, most beautiful nature, and cleanest air. Wild nature of Montenegro coexists in harmony with small towns, resorts, and monuments of ancient architecture...

Halong Bay, Vietnam Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places on the planet. In 2011 the magnificent landmark of Vietnam was declared one of the "New Seven Natural Wonders of The World" beating serious "competitors" like Vesuvius Volcano in Italy, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and even Baikal, the deepest lake in the world...

Hong Kong - the City Where Dreams Come True Our photographer Dima Moiseyenko had a stop-over in Hong Kong on the way from Bali Island to Moscow. This photo session of Hong Kong would have never happened if it were not for the amazing circumstances — somebody above the clouds had heard his girlfriend Alina's wish to stay there for a week :)

Moai Statues, Easter Island, Chile I was amazed by Easter Island the minute I walked across the field of the local airport. Rich, vibrant colors made me feel like a Disney cartoon character. Later that evening I went sightseeing with my friend Dima and wound up on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. It was the second time I lost my breath: the local color palette was beyond my imagination...

Las Vegas at Dusk and Night The attentive visitor will tell that we already have shown something similar on our pages. And he will be right. However, shooting of night panoramas is extremely difficult task so we have decided to show the second part of our night shootings over Las Vegas...

Sunset and Dusk Time View of Manhattan, New York, USA In 2011 we returned to New York to once again photograph Manhattan: this time making it much better technically and artistically. Enjoy the sunset nd dusk time aerial panoramas of Manhattan now. Recently has been published the virtual tour of Manhattan at daytime...

Forest waterfall, 360 video panorama It took us awhile to figure out how to add some action to our panoramas. Finally we decided to create a panorama of a forest waterfall, which would be filled with sounds and falling water, to show it in its true glory...

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Grand Canyon West, USA The deepest canyon in the world is one of the most famous US tourist attractions. And it's respectively called the Grand Canyon of Colorado Plateau: "grand" means "big, magnificent, enormous, great" and so on and so forth. The Grand Canyon was added to the famous UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 and the Grand Canyon was one of its first entries...

Unreal Aircraft of Ivan Roslyakov No one knows how our colleague, Ivan Roslyakov, managed to shoot this panorama. Witnesses say, that Ivan opened the airplane window to take some photos, before the co-pilot grabbed Ivan's camera. Others say, Ivan himself gave his camera to the co-pilot, and had him lean outside the small cockpit window to take some photos of Ivan along the way...

Day view of Manhattan, New York, USA I remember this photo shoot by one funny detail: there were no headphones for passengers in the helicopter's cabin. I had to shout from the back seat (while trying to overcome the engine roar that was coming from the open door) to let the pilot know where to go. I also had to tap on his shoulder and then point the direction...

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog I've been waiting for this photo shoot for a long time... Perhaps even my whole life. Over the past 20 years and despite numerous visits, I haven't seen the Golden Gate Bridge covered in its famous fog. For me, it has been really unlucky...

Nazca Lines. South America, Peru No one knows exactly what Nazca lines are. The only indisputable fact is that they are located in South America, at the Nazca Desert plateau in the southern part of Peru. However this is where the indisputable facts end, leaving the scientists with numerous unsolved mysteries.

Balloon flight in Bagan, Myanmar I would definitely class Bagan as one of The Wonders of the World — wherever you look, there are stupas and temple spires as far as the eye can see, from tiny ones to huge ones. Moreover, at dawn all this splendor is surrounded by a light mist, and the higher you get - the further is the horizon. It's an incredible and breathtaking sight ...

The Geoglyphs in Palpa Valley, South America, Peru Palpa is a deserted plateau at southern coast of Peru, in 20 km to the north of desert Nazca. The drawings found in Palpa represent huge human figures. Besides, there are images of different animals and fantastic beings too...

Machu Picchu — the ancient city of the Inca Empire I quickly assembled the machine, took a deep breath and took off into the abyss. We shot several spherical panoramas and landed. As soon as the helicopter touched the ground we heard applause of the spectators and whistles of the security guards running towards us....

Fussen Town, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany This virtual tour concludes our series of panoramas about the most beautiful castle in Bavaria — Neuschwanstein. Around the famous castle located many other attractions. We were able to capture the castle Hohenschwangau as well as the very nice town of Fussen...

Virtual Tour over Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Neuschwanstein is first and foremost a true fairy tale made of stone. The castle is located in Bavaria, near the town of Fussen. It became the prototype for the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland Paris and a source of inspiration for Tchaikovsky's ballet «The Swan Lake»...

Dominican Republic - Caribbean Paradise The Dominican Republic may be described as "heaven on earth". Millions of tourists cannot be wrong about that. Just look at the weather in the Dominican Republic! The eternal summer here is very comfortable and mild. The island has several large resorts with almost ideal conditions for a relaxed vacation...

Virtual Tour of Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town is one of the most popular cities on the African continent. It is located in the southwestern part of the continent, on the shore of the Atlantic ocean, near the Cape of Good Hope. The history of the Republic of South Africa begins in year 1652, when a Dutch seafarer Jan van Riebeeck founded the city of Cape Town...

Waterfalls of Iceland Iceland has a north Atlantic climate that produces frequent rain or snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glaciers, whose summer melts feed many rivers. Small or large, high ot low - all of Iceland 's waterfalls have a special attraction of their own, each providing locals and visitors with a great sight worth remembering...

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe border "Victoria" — is one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world. It is created by the Zambezi River that suddenly plummets into a narrow, 100-meters deep chasm. At the same time, Victoria — is the only waterfall in the world that is over one kilometer wide and over one hundred meters deep...

Underwater Maldives. Stingrays This sphere shot in warm waters of the Maldives Islands continues the series of our underwater spherical panoramas. 8 years had already passed since my last diving and I remembered almost nothing. But the instructor encouraged me: "Put the oxygen cylinder on and jump into water. There you will remember everything." And I jumped...

Virtual Tour of Dubai City, UAE In short, Dubai is a paradise city, a page from a science fiction book, a true picture of how even the most bizarre and ambitious ideas may be implemented into reality. We hope that the panoramas and photos of Dubai will transmit the incredible greatness of the unique and the most famous city of the United Arab Emirates...

Neuschwanstein Castle in Fog, Germany In a few minutes, here it was — our helicopter returned from the white foam of the fog, all wet, as if it was in a shower. Everything was covered with large drops of water: the helicopter, the camera, and the lens. Nevertheless, the equipment did its job just fine...

Lake Powell, Utah-Arizona, USA Flooding of Glen Canyon has created a landscape treasure that is completely unique not only in the US, but in the entire world. The shore line of the lake is cut up by over a hundred of large and small canyons that join the main riverbed, some of which spread over many miles...

Hawaii, Oahu Island Virtual Tour The main places of interest on Hawaii are beaches and the amazing nature: volcanoes, waterfalls and national parks. In general, Hawaii isn't called «paradise islands» in vain — it seems that both weather, and the magnificent nature of Hawaii are specially created to awaken people's senses...

AirPano project on Google Earth We are very happy to announce that AirPano has been presented on Google Earth Travel & Tourism gallery. You can go to our page and download KML file. Open our KML file in Google Earth application and look for the red helicopter icons or select our panoramas from the left side menu.

Luminous Las Vegas at Dusk and Night After we had taken the first and the third prizes in the contest Epson International Pano Awards, had shot the spherical panorama at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour, had dived and had shot from inside the microwave oven, in a supermarket our photographer Dima Moiseenko bought the book Ten Easy Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Photos.

New York, I love you Technically this shooting from the hotel Millennium UN Plaza was enough difficult, and we spent more several years thinking about this panorama. The idea has arisen in 2007 after we had made our first panorama using four meters bar. We had some difficulties to ressolve before the shooting...

New York. Remembering 9/11 The term «Ground Zero» has several meanings. Since September, 11th, 2001 phrase «Ground Zero» is often used in connection with tragical events of that day, when terrorists have hijacked four jets and directed them into highly significant for the USA targets, including towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in a southern part of Manhattan.

Miami, Florida, USA I only came for two days of playing But everytime I come I always wind up stayin This the type of town I could spend a few days in Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin Will Smith - Miami

St.Moritz, Swiss Alps, Virtual Tour «Exacting people recreation» - they say about Saint Moritz in travel guides. Saint Moritz has surprised me twice but not with its restaurants among alpine skiing tracks where visitors in ski boots are served with black caviar and truffles and live orchestra music sounds in the neighborhood as well as "weightless, salubrious and sparkling champagne air". Virtual tour contains 9 panoramas.

Spherical 360 Video, Test Shooting When we received the $63.000 proposal from Immersive Media for the equipment, we have decided to try to create our own 360 video. We spent a week for a brain storm, week for the shooting experiments and the first 360 video has been created. Our server was not too happy and after 10 minutes it stopped working :)

Night Maldives We continue the series of Maldivian panoramas and offer you enjoying of the night one. It was shot at 2 a.m. when the full moon was shining there.

Moscow City View, Stereo Panorama A new spherical stereo panorama, photographed from the rooftop of the 301-meters high "Moscow City" tower — the tallest building in Europe — is now available on our website. All you need to view this photo is a pair of red-and-cyan stereo glasses. See below for shopping suggestions.

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. The real most southwestern point of the African continent is actually situated several kilometers away — it's an unremarkable place by the water, with a small parking lot nearby and an official plate. This location is hardly known and is visited by less than 10% of all tourists...

Moscow Kremlin at Night This spring Dima Moiseenko became the first man in the world who shot a fantastic areal panoramic view of Las Vegas at night from his heavy-duty tripod installed in the helicopter. Inspired by his success we decided to shoot a panoramic photo of Moscow at night. Unfortunately there are no real helicopters allowed above the city of Moscow...

Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona How deep is 1,000 feet? Imagine standing at the rooftop of 99-storey building. Can you get to the edge? You just casually walk on the giant plateau until suddenly the abyss opens up under your feet. You breath is taken away, and even the bravest of us feel dizzy and weak for a moment.

Churun-meru (Dragon) and Cortina falls, Venezuela Unexpectedly, in five minutes a cloud appeared from below and we were standing in a thick fog that moment. Several hours long the fog was so thick that a pilot refused not only to shoot but he even didn't think of flying up. We got stuck on the mountain top...

The Twelve Apostles, Australia The Twelve Apostles stacks located on the South of Australia not far from Melbourne is the second most known symbol of Green Continent after the Opera House in Sydney. Unfortunately, the sea feels no mercy towards the stacks wearing away soft limestone. The Apostles haven't been 12 yet for a long time...

Bangkok, Thailand The full name of Bangkok is as follows: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. The city was recorded in the Guinness book as the city with the longest name in the world.

Moscow. The view from 300 meters above. Gigapanorama A beautiful blond stood near Kremlin Tower and looked busy sending a text message. The screen letters were too small and I could hardly read what she was typing. The gusts of wind on the roof of the skyscraper "City of Capitals" started getting stronger and my eyes became watery, so I turned away from the camera...

Underwater Shooting on the Maldives. Divers This sphere shot in warm waters of the Maldives Islands continues the series of our underwater spherical panoramas. 8 years had already passed since my last diving and I remembered almost nothing. But the instructor encouraged me: "Put the oxygen cylinder on and jump into water. There you will remember everything." And I jumped...

Moscow State University The main building of Moscow State University is not only one of the most famous Moscow buildings but also the biggest Stalin style high-rise building in the capital city. Moreover, 37 years long it had been the highest building in Europe till 1990, when in Frankfurt the MesseTurm skyscraper was built.

Sydney, Australia In 2008 I decided to visit New Zealand for a couple of weeks. On my way back a stayed for a night in Sydney and in the morning, before leaving for the airport, I shot these panoramas in the harbour near the Opera House. That time we still couldn't shoot HD spheres, so, they are represented in standart resolution.

Underwater Shooting on the Maldives. Coral reefs It was not very convenient to take panoramas from the plane, so we decided to try it from the underwater. It is our first experience of the underwater panoramic photography.

Hollywood, USA A famous sign HOLLYWOODLAND with its huge letters appeared in 1923 on the South slope of Mount Lee at a height of 491 meters with an advertising purpose exclusively. It was the way to announce publicly about itself of the Hollywoodland Construction Company. After the renovation letters LAND were removed and well known HOLLYWOOD comes to our days.

Moscow City View from the Highest Tower In Europe This May with the help of Dmitry Chistoprudov we came on the roof of the Capitals' City building complex. We were standing there at a height of 300 meters above Moscow and shooting several spherical panoramas from the highest tower in Europe.

Kiev, Ukraine Then, near St. Sophia Cathedral we were attacked by a crow. And while we were fighting in the air duel, the sun disappeared in the clouds. We had nothing to do but land our model and wait for the light. It was good luck for us when by the moment the light appeared the crow had already been bored to wait for the flight of its unknown competitor and had flown away.

Ai-Petri in Crimea, Russia And imagine: on the edge of the rock there is a man trembling with fear who is afraid of heights. In his shaking hands there is some metallic thing, he almost sees nothing with his closed eyes because of the bright sunlight. There is so much adrenaline in his body that “steam goes from his ears”. The first flight is always the most fearful.

On the edge of the Grimsvotn volcano crater Recently Dima had a helicopter flight over the half of Iceland but the volcano was covered with clouds and he wasn't able to shoot. This time he was able to rich the Grimsvotn volcano crater by the car and on foot.

Novodevichy Convent, Moscow This shooting of the Novodevichy has an old history. It was our first shooting in Moscow completely realized by ourselves and with own AirPano’s equipment. In the beginning of this year we bought a radio controlled helicopter, improved it and adjusted to the shooting of spheres.

St-Petersburg, Ultra-High Resolution panoramas One of the key tasks of our flights in St. Petersburg in August 2010 was the air shooting of ultra high resolution panoramas. Finally, the spherical panoramas of 18.000x9.000 resolution were shot in the air of St. Petersburg. As we know, that hasn't been realized by anybody in the world yet.

Los Angeles at dusk, CA, USA It was an occasion when we realized our late evening helicopter shooting over downtown of Los Angeles for the first time. It happened when our photographer, Dima Moiseenko, as he said us, had loitered with the take-off, but I would say he had been late for the shooting for half an hour :) Finally, he flew up at that time we usually land...

Fiordland, New Zealand Two days of travel under a haviest rain I have ever seen. Forty eight hours with no single sun ray. Every minute the strong wind was reducing the probability of successful flights over the Fiordland– the most beautiful place of New Zealand. But we didn't surrender...

Golden Eagles fly to Moscow In May, we managed to get on board of a helicopter, which flew over the city during the military fly-past rehearsal dedicated to the 65th Anniversary of the Great Victory. On our way back we decided to try the spherical panorama shooting from the moving helicopter.

Maldives from the Plane For two hours I was flying around Northern and Southern Male atolls which is approximately 10% of the area of Maldives. I had four cameras with me and the most of the time I was shooting plain photos, but eventually have decided to try to shoot a spherical panorama. I had no idea how it can be done from the plane flying with the speed 150 km/h...

Moscow, Gigapixel Panorama This panorama gives a unique opportunity to see lots of famous places in Moscow. As we know it is the first gigapixel panorama taken from a helicopter.

Moscow Virtual Tour Moscow is the capital, the most populous city of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world. It is located by the Moskva River in the European part of Russia.

Saint Petersburg, Russia Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city's other names were Petrograd (1914–1924) and Leningrad (1924–1991). It is often called just Petersburg and is informally known as Piter.

MKAD, Moscow, Russia MKAD is a ring road encircling the City of Moscow. The acronym is a transliteration of the Russian "Moskovskaya Koltsevaya Avtomobilnaya Doroga", or Moscow Automobile Ring Road.

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi. Today, Dubai has emerged as a global city and a business hub. Palm Jumeirah is one the main touristic attraction.

Moscow from 1000 meters Moscow is the capital, the most populous city of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world. It is located by the Moskva River in the European part of Russia.

Chicago, Illinois, USA Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois. With over 2.8 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous city in the country. Chicago was founded in 1833. Nowadays the city is a center for business and finance and is listed as one of the world's top ten Global Financial Centers.

St.Moritz, Swiss Alps «Exacting people recreation» - they say about Saint Moritz in travel guides. Saint Moritz has surprised me twice but not with its restaurants among alpine skiing tracks where visitors in ski boots are served with black caviar and truffles and live orchestra music sounds in the neighborhood as well as "weightless, salubrious and sparkling champagne air".

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, USA There is a new panorama over the Statue of Liberty added to the virtual tour shot over New York in 2007. Unfortunately, the pilot couldn't go closer though before the start had promised to go 100 meters close to the statue. In this case we would see the tourists walking inside the crown on head of the Liberty.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA This panorama was shot in May of 2008 from one of the main sightseeing of San Francisco - the Golden Gate Bridge. the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. To shoot it we took with us a 4 meter collapsible telescope when we left Moscow for the USA.

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks.

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa We shot this sphere in Cape Town in the beginning of 2010. It was shot right over the Green Point Football Stadium which was being built that time and it is devoted to the World Cup Football Championship. There are still bulldozers on the project site in the sphere, but now the stadium is completely ready.

New Jerusalem Monastery, Russia New-Jerusalem monastery of Resurrection founded by Patriarch Nikon in year 1656 is one of the most complicated and interesting monuments of Russian spiritual culture.

Helicopter Journey over Manhattan 400 years ago there was the loudest and the most beneficent real estate transaction in the human history: the Indians sold Manhattan to the Europeans for 24 dollars. Now the island has changed beyond recognition and for this amount of money one can buy except perhaps a ticket to visit the skyscraper of Empire State Building.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008 It's very convenient to fly over Rio by helicopter. Unlike most of other big cities of the world, where there are many restrictions and often special flight permissions are needed, in Rio de Janeiro you can fly almost everywhere and at any flight-level, surely, satisfying safety requirements and common sense.

The Iguazu Falls, Argentina-Brazil, 2008 On the border of two countries of South America, Brazil and Argentina, there is a complex of the Iguazu Falls which is one of the most spectacular nature miracles. The most detailed definition of the Iguazu Falls was given by Eleanor, the wife of the American President Franklin Roosevelt: "Poor Niagara! This makes Niagara look like a kitchen faucet".

Millennium UN Plaza Hotel New York, USA View from the window of Millennium UN Plaza Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas tower Petronas Twin Towers are the symbol of Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. They are the highest twin towers in the world; their altitude is 452 meters. Picturesque architecture along with really giant dimensions of the towers make these skyscrapers ones of the most impressive buildings on the planet.

Argentina's Tango. Buenos Aires, Argentina Tango has millions of the fans and very many styles. So, there is Finnish Tango, though it's difficult to imagine how the severe Northern people do this with hot passion. But the most famous tango is the Argentinean one: romantics and sensuality, temptation and inaccessibility are united in it as nowhere else.

Virtual tour over the Amsterdam and Holland Amsterdam is one of the most well-known cities in the world, rich in historical events and intensive culture life. Particular here, for instance, the Hermitage, a famous Russian museum, founded its filial. But in spite of all the cultural and educational efforts, we associate Amsterdam not only with the museums and tulips.

Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan The part of Silk Road and the ancient capital of khanate is Bukhara. Bukhara is one of the most picturesque and legendary cities of the world. It had been captured, destroyed many times and restored again. And behind the walls of its numerous harems no laughing south passion was burning...

San Juan River, Goose necks, Utah, USA The Goose Necks are on the San Juan River. The photos of that place can be found in any geology textbook. Speaking scientific language, these intricate curves of the river, which were formed in the beginning of the Miocene (about 25 million years ago), are named the Meanders. And one more cult place is seen on the back side, it is Monument Valley.

Virtual tour of Iceland Iceland is a wonderful and beautiful country where sliding from the mountains glaciers neighbor with the blue lagoons filled by the hot thermal waters, and the rumbling waterfalls come down to the fuming black lava fields. Besides, there are no predators and mosquitoes.

San Juan and Colorado rivers. Utah, USA In the fall of 2006 I made the first in my life sphere of this place shot from the helicopter, and then I could join its parts in the computer. It became clear, that it's possible to shoot the spheres not only from the ground with a tripod, as it usually happens according to the classical canons, but also being in the air.

Moeraki boulders, New Zealand These enigmatic huge boulders of the right spherical form with the diameter from one up to two meters are located on the Eastern Coast of New Zealand, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, in the place named Moeraki.

Mono Lake, California, USA The Mono Lake is a salty and alkaline lake: there are 4-7 trillion brine shrimp living in the lake as well as millions of alkali flies that live both in the water and along the shore. Many limestone figures called tufa are shown from water...

Our first aerial panorama :) This first aerial test sphere had been shot nearly a month before the shooting in New York at the hotel Millennium UN Plaza.

Panoramas and 3D Virual Tours of the Most Beautiful Places Around the World:

Guilin National Park, China | Masai-Mara, Kenya | Plosky Tolbachik Volcano , Russia | 360 video, mount Elbrus, Russia | UAE, UAE | Australia, Australia | Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia | Mont Saint-Michel Abbay, France | Acropolis, Athens, Greece | Ay-Petri, Russia | Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia | Angel falls, Venezuela | Angkor Wat, Cambodia | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Mariana Trench, Mariana Islands | Athens, Greece | Bagan, Myanmar | Bagan, Myanmar | Bangkok, Thailand | Barcelona, Spain | Beijing, China, China | Berlin, Germany, Germany | Moscow Kremlin, Russia | Bryce Canyon, USA | Cancun, Mexico | Cape Good Hope, South Africa | Cappadocia, Turkey | Casablanca, Morocco, Morocco | Chicago, Illinois, USA | Corcovado, Brazil | Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, Russia | Venezuela, Surroundings of Angel Falls, Venezuela | Manhattan, New York, USA | The Caribbean, Dominican Republic | Paris, France | Everest, Nepal | Everest, Nepal | Fiordland, New Zealand | Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland | Lake Bogoria, Kenya | Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Russia | Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia | Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic | Flooding, Germany | Florence, Italy | Forest falls, Brazil | Fussen Town, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles, Germany | Moscow Region, Russia | Golden Gate Bridge, USA | Grand Canyon, USA | Manhattan, New York, USA | Moscow, Russia | Egyptian Pyramids, Egypt | The Great Wall of China, China | Cape-Town, South Africa | Halong Bay, Vietnam | Oahu, Hawaii, USA | Manhattan, New York, USA | Langisjor and Veidivotn, Iceland | Hollywood, California, USA | Hong Kong, China | Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, USA | Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon, Iceland | Iceland, the best, Iceland | Iguasu Falls, Argentina | Iceland, Iceland | Irkutsk, Russia | Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan | Kazan, Russia | Kiev, Ukraine | Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia | Lake Baikal, Russia | Lake Powell, USA | Las Vegas, USA | Pisa, Tuscany, Italy | Los Angeles, California, USA | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA | Machu Picchu, Peru | Madrid, Spain | Matterhorn-Cervino, Switzerland | Chichen Itza, Mexico | Tikal, Guatemala | Meteora, Greece, Greece | Mexico, Mexico | Miami, USA | Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, USA | MKAD, Moscow, Russia | Easter Island, Chile | Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand | Mono Lake, California, USA | Kotor Bay, Montenegro | Moscow, Kremlin, Russia | Moscow City, Russia | Moscow City, Russia | Moscow, Russia | Moscow Kremlin, Russia | Moscow, MSU, Russia | Moscow, Russia | Moscow, Russia | Krokus Expo Center, Moscow, Russia | City of Capitals, Russia | Istanbul, Turkey | Mount Elbrus, Russia | Nazca Lines, Peru | Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany | New Jerusalem Monastery, Russia | Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, USA | Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York, USA | Manhattan, New York, USA | Niagara Falls, USA | Norwegian Fjords, Norway | Novodevichy Convent. Moscow, Russia | Grimsvotn, Iceland | Orda Cave, Russia | Ramenki, Moscow, Russia | Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE | Paris, France | Petra, Jordan | Prague, Czech Republic | Reykjavik, Iceland | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil | Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil | Roman Colosseum, Italy | Romw, Italy | Saint Petersburg, Russia | San Francisco, California, USA | Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA | San Juan and Colorado rivers, USA | Goosenecks, Utah, USA | Oia, Greece | Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia | Shanghai, China | Moscow, Russia | Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia | Saint-Petersburg, Russia | Saint Petersburg, Russia | Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland | Sankt Moritz, Switzerland | Statue of Liberty, New York, USA | Manhattan, New York, USA | Swaminarayan Akshardham, India | Sydney, Australia | Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia | Taj Mahal, India | The Drakensberg, South Africa | White Sea, Russia | Palpa, Peru | Great Barrier Reef, Australia | The Iguazu Falls, Brazil | The Land of Bears, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia, Russia | Matterhorn, Switzerland | Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Australia | Blue Lagoon, Iceland | Trinity Lavra of Sait Sergius, Russia | North Pole, North Pole | Cramp fish, Maldives | Maldives, Maldives | Uzon caldera, Kamchatka, Russia, Russia | Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia | Italy, Vatican | Venice, Italy | Victoria Falls, Zambia | Cape Town, RSA | Dubai, UAE | Toronto, Canada | Dubai, Islands, UAE | Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany | Amsterdam, Holland | Kamchatka, Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, Russia | Waterfalls, Iceland | Sochi, Russia


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New 7 Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical anti- quity. Today, the only ancient world wonder that still exists is the Great Pyramid of Giza. New 7 Wonders of the World was an initiative started in 2001 to choose another Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foun- dation based in Zurich, Switzerland.

New 7 Wonders of Nature

Also a list of New 7 Wonders of Nature chosen by people through a global poll has been created. To see "New 7 Wonders of Nature" click the link. Finalists


Erstellt: 2013-11

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Wondrous, curious, and bizarre locations around the world
Obskure Orte auf der ganzen Welt

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Atlas Obscura is the definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places.

In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you'll find them.

Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project. We depend on our far-flung community of explorers (like you!) to help us discover amazing, hidden spots, and share them with the world. If you know of a curious place that's not already in the Atlas, let us know.

There is plenty out there to discover, so let's start looking!


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Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (September 20, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0761169083
ISBN-13: 978-0761169086

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders celebrates more than 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

“Atlas Obscura is a joyful antidote to the creeping suspicion that travel these days is little more than a homogenized corporate shopping opportunity. Here are hundreds of surprising, perplexing, mind-blowing, inspiring reasons to travel...Bestest travel guide ever.”


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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Ruins of Super Science
Places in this Article


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root bridges of Cherrapungee


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The floating railway of Wuppertal


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the world's largest Tesla coil


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Mundaneum, Mons, Belgium, the first internet, made of index cards


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"In all, 1,746 people were killed. The villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum were left all but wiped out. And, more than 3,500 livestock perished in a matter of minutes." The killer? A lake


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"Don Julian Santana devoted his life to honoring this lost soul in a particularly unique, fascinating and for some, unnerving way: he collected and hung up dolls by the hundreds. Eventually Don Julian had transformed the entire island into a kind of bizarre, and to some, horrifying doll infested wonderland."


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