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Taj Mahal panoramas

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The standard view plus tourists by Michael Maniezzo. Jeffrey Bartholet has a lengthy piece at Smithsonian Magazine entitled How to Save the Taj Mahal?, a brief history of the monument and also an examination of the preservation problems the site faces. Reading his essay it occurred to me that despite the Taj Mahal being one […]

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The panoramas archive

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Previous posts about panoramic photography. • Gigapixel ArtZoom • Tokyo details • Callanish panoramas • Underwater panoramas • London zoom • Maze and labyrinth panoramas • Borobudur panoramas • Austrian arcades • Mars panoramas • Avebury panoramas • Externsteine panoramas • Palais Idéal panoramas • Las Pozas panoramas • Carel Struycken’s panoramas • Taj Mahal […]

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Angkor panoramas

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Ta Phrom by Rob van Gils. A Cambodian architecture post by Will from 50 Watts sent me to 360 Cities for some panoramic views of the temples of Angkor and environs. I always prefer the sight of these places in their weed-infested state even though all those weeds and tree roots were slowly destroying the […]

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Cours et passages à Paris

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Passage Bourg l’Abbé, Paris. Photo by FlickrDelusions. Cours et passages à Paris, the perfect Flickr pool for anyone who shares my fetish pour les passages couverts de Paris. Previously on { feuilleton } • Arcades panoramas • Arcades • Passage des Panoramas • Passages 2 • Passages

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Sedlec Ossuary panoramas

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A couple of panoramic views from the celebrated Sedlec Ossuary in the Cemetery Church of All Saints at Sedlec, Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. The quality of these isn’t as good as some of the panoramas I’ve linked to in the past but they help give an idea of the crypt which is now […]

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Weekend links 53

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Ancient Egyptian capitals from The Grammar of Ornament (1856) by Owen Jones at Egyptian Revival. • Golden Age Comic Book Stories has been pulling out all the stops recently with entries for Will Bradley, Alphonse Mucha’s Documents Decoratifs (a companion volume to Combinaisons Ornementales), and pages from My Name is Paris (1987) illustrated by Michael […]

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The Ursulines’ winter garden

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Another winter garden, this addition to the Institute of the Ursulines, a Catholic school in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver, Belgium, is a lot smaller than previous examples but is celebrated for its beautiful Art Nouveau-styled stained glass canopy. The winter garden was added to the main building in 1900 and—surprisingly—no one seems to know who the architect was. […]

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Hothouse panoramas

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Kew Gardens, London, by Davide Cornacchini. I would have done this earlier if I hadn’t been distracted. Favourite panorama site 360 Cities doesn’t have any views of the Laeken greenhouses but they do have a view of a capacious interior of the Palm House at Kew Gardens, London. And as a follow-up to the post […]

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Ludwig’s Winter Garden

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Another monarch, and another glass-canopied hothouse. The extravagances of Ludwig II of Bavaria have featured here before but I’d overlooked the Winter Garden he had built in 1871 on the roof of the Munich Residenz, the home of the Bavarian royal family when they were in the capital. The views here are by court photographer […]

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The Schönbrunn Palm House

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Photo by Roberto Verzo. If the Schönbrunn Palm House, Vienna, lacks the elegance of Alphonse Balat’s beautiful Winter Garden in Brussels, the structure does have a distinct style of its own. Roberto Verzo’s Flickr views manage to hide the visitors and background details, giving the impression that the building might be larger than it is. […]

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The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

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The Winter Garden, photo by William Helsen. My arcades fetish has been aired here a few times to which one might add a complementary fetish for iron-and-glass structures in general, especially railway stations, palm houses and winter gardens. The Royal Greenhouses at Laeken, Brussels, are an impressive example of the latter, even if they happen […]

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Arcades panoramas

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Norwich Royal Arcade. More arcades and more panoramas from that favourite haunt of mine, 360 Cities. The Norwich Royal Arcade is an Art Nouveau-styled affair by George Skipper which features the inevitable coffee shop among its offerings. The Milan Galleria, meanwhile, is probably the most ostentatious arcade in the world but its expensive fashion houses […]

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Arcades

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The Arcade, Cleveland (c. 1901). More arcade fetishism courtesy of the Library of Congress photo archives. The black-and-white prints can be downloaded in enormous high-res versions if you’re as compelled as I am to scrutinise the details. St. Hubert’s gallery, Brussels.

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Schloss Linderhof

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More Ludwigiana. Schloss Linderhof was Ludwig II of Bavaria’s miniature Versailles at Oberammergau and is a key location in Visconti’s film about the King. The house itself is a riot of gilded rococo which isn’t really to my taste but you can make your own judgement by taking a tour at the palace website or […]

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Stonehenge panorama

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I would have posted this for the Solstice yesterday had it not been for the Chronophage. The panorama is at a BBC page since the corporation is one of the few organisations with the weight to gain permission to photograph the stones up close. Unless you’re an archaeologist or an English Heritage official your view […]

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The panoramic towers of Prague

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The Tower at Charles Bridge, Old Town. More panoramas of Prague from 360 Cities by Jeffrey Martin, a photographer who’s made a speciality of capturing the city in 360º views. Among his collection are a number of photos taken from Prague’s many towers and steeples including a few where he’s managed to remove the supporting […]

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Snowbound cinema

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A satellite view of snow across Great Britain on January 7, 2010. Walking the snow-laden streets this week felt like a considerable novelty when we rarely have snowfalls of any depth here and what there is never lasts much longer than a day. The current low temperatures which began just before Christmas may be inducing […]

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Bruegel in winter

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The Hunters in the Snow (1565). Most of the snow here in Manchester melted over Christmas but it’s likely there’ll be more on the way given the unusually low temperatures. Whatever the complaints about the weather, the empty-handed hunters painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525–1569) had it worse. Of the two paintings, Winter Landscape […]

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Winter panoramas

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Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square), Prague. Continuing the winter theme with some views from my favourite panorama site, 360 Cities. These are all from the northern hemisphere, I was hoping for something from Antarctica but it’s not represented there. The view over the frozen tundra at Barrow, Alaska, can stand in for the continent’s absence, […]

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Prague panoramas

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Now that we’re into the dismal weather, sombre views of Old Prague’s splendour seem appropriate. The pages at 360 Cities have a lot of Prague panoramas—76 in all—including many more of the Viriconium-esque Giant Mantis performance I linked to a few years ago. A shame they don’t do this every year. Previously on { feuilleton […]

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