You can sit all day on the couch and watch TV or read a book, but did you know now you can also visit museums and landmarks. Check out this link from Engadget:
Now, take it a step further and visit some of the museums yourself. Here’s where you can do it:
Here’s what it might look like:
Here’s the outdoor visit: the colosseum in Roma, Italy.
If you drag the little man from the left hand side, you can see how the “Street View” routes actually enter the Colosseum.
Now you can see your view:
Even more interesting, you can see people’s photos mapped to the view:
If you want to see more landmarks, you can check out the gallery:
You can even visit Antartica! (I like that the man turns to a penguin)
Or, you can visit Sea World!
Looks like fun on a hot day! (The street view person should be a killer whale in my opinion.)
Can I put my vote in for the next museum to get “invaded”? How about the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky? I have been trying to figure out a way I incorporate a visit along with another trip, and I haven’t figured it out yet. Until I can work it into a trip or I can convince Google to add it, I’ll have to live with their Virtual Tour (which isn’t bad).
For now, Street View stops at the gate.
Not enough couch touring? Check out this site to fill your endless tourism needs: