At this point there is barely anywhere that Google Street View can't or won't go.
But this one is at least a little more elegant and relaxing than most. (Also temporary, climate change depending.)
Google has just added 'Canal View' 360-degrees of Venice to the immersive mapping service.
To create the images Google had to load one of its backpack-mounted 'Trekker' camera modules onto a gondola, and sail the beautiful waterways of the city.
In an extensive behind-the-scenes description of the project, Google said that capturing the pictures was a tricky and unique task for its team.
"The Floating City is steeped in culture; it’s easy to see why it’s retained a unique fascination and romance for artists, filmmakers, musicians, playwrights and pilgrims through the centuries—and now, we hope, for Street View tourists too."
Check it out below:
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Other amazing places Google Street View has been:
- Under the sea
- Inside a submarine
- The River Thames
- The Large Hadron Collider
- The Zoo
- The Tardis
- The top of the Eiffel Tower
- The world of Harry Potter
- The set of Skyfall
- The Grand Canyon
- Actually inside Google
- The top of the world's tallest building