Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Being There

We found this nifty site, Don Bain's Virtual Guidebooks, that has VR panoramas of Northern New Mexico (and lots of other places). His captions are occasionally askew, but it is very pleasing to stand in some of his spots, spin in a circle, and see what's there. Donald Pike's New Mexico Ghost Towns site has mainly regular photographs, but he has a couple of what he calls PseudoNMs, the same kind of VR panorama. Have you been to Nutt?

A different kind of VR display is architect Dennis Holloway's Virtual Reality Archaeology, reconstructions of archaeological sites. His Tsping Pueblo on its ridgetop, for example, lays the constructed image perfectly on an aerial photograph.

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