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Kew on Google Streetview

 
Author meltwaterfalls
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#1 | Posted: 3 Mar 2011 10:41 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
If anyone was wanting to get a decent idea of what a trip to Kew Gardens is like, but isn't able to get to West London the google have offered about the best experince you can get from home.

They have sent a tricycle equiped with their street view camera around Kew Gardens (even inside the glasshouses). It really gives a great idea of the site.

"Google has added Kew's paths and iconic glasshouses to the Street View gallery, allowing people from across the world to view and explore Britain's most famous botanic garden.
Over 26 kilometres of paths and the interiors of many of Kew's iconic glasshouses will be accessible to internet users at the click of a mouse, including the iconic Palm House and Temperate House. The Street View technology enables any internet user to navigate 360 degree ground-level imagery of Kew Gardens' paths, gardens and glasshouses"

http://www.kew.org/news/kew-added-to-google-street-view-special-collection.htm

Author meltwaterfalls
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#2 | Posted: 3 Mar 2011 10:52 
Also just realised you can visit several WHS on your computer thanks to the Google Art Project

Museuminsle's Alte Nationalgalerie

Versailles

Hermitage St Petersburg

Uffizi in Florence

Thanks Google!

Author joycevs
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#3 | Posted: 3 Mar 2011 14:19 
cool, thanks for the links

Author meltwaterfalls
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#4 | Posted: 26 Sep 2012 07:27 
It seems Google has been at it again.

If you don't have the funds to make it to the Great Barrier Reef (AUS$ exchange rates make it a little daunting at the moment!) then you can get something of the experience from your computer as Google Street view now has a diving section off of Heron Island [drag the streetview man out and a dot appears off the reef near the end of the jetty!

There is a bit more info on the Guardian if you were interested.

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