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Tuesday 4 August 2009

Derby Cathedral Green, 360 degree then and now (night and day) photograph.

Try it:
Derby Cathedral Green 360 Degree night and day photograph.

If you are familure with my Derby then and now collection of fading images then you may like something I have created.

This Derby “then and now” is a bit special as its actually an interactive spherical (360x180 degree) virtual reality then and now photograph.
You will need a broadband internet connection and a web browser with version 8 or greater of Adobe Flash player (i.e. any pc that works with YouTube will work ok.)

The initial view that you will see when it loads in is of the Industrial Museum in daylight. If you move around you can also see the Cathedral Swing Bridge and Derby Cathedral.
You can drag the view around using the mouse, simply click and drag the view in the direction you want it to move (the same as Google Streetview).
You can look in every direction including up and down.
You will notice in the top left of the view are two red buttons, if you click the NIGHT button after a few seconds the view will swap to the same view but at night.
The viewpoint you will be shown will be the exact same view that you had before in daylight.
At the bottom of the photo are some icon buttons, these allow you to control the view as well. If you click the right icon (fullscreen toggle) this will make the viewer fill the entire screen to give you a better view. Simply press escape to exit the fullscreen mode (same as the Youtube fullscreen player).

Give it a go by clicking here...
Derby Cathedral Green 360 Degree night and day photograph.

The two 360 degree images were taken on the 3rd April 2009 when this was all brand new.

Please leave comments if you liked it.

1 comment:

  1. I was born in the "Horse and Trumpet" in Full Street in 1936 and was christened in the cathedral. The photograph is excellent and the system is magic to me.