An unapologetic plant geek shares advice and opinions on gardening, the contrived and the natural landscape, as well as occasional topics from the other side of the gate.

February 10, 2009

Check Your Teeth For Spinach

I have just enjoyably wasted an hour and a half at a web site called GigaPan. This is apparently a new photo technology that uses high definition gigapixel cameras with a robotic device that takes very rapid panoramic photos. The detail is scary good and you can move around the pictures at will zooming in and out, up and down, left and right. The technology is simialr to Google Streescape, but so much better. I would have not been able to view these on our old computer.

This is the one my father sent me, see who you can recognize, who is distracted and who is with security.

This one was taken on South Georgia Island. Do I hear penguins?

Since this is more or less a garden blog, let's go to the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC.

How about a trip to the Kremlin comrade?

If you go to the GigaPan's homepage, you can search several hundred locations all over the world and just explore.

(My disclaimer at the bottom of a previous post applies here as well.)


  1. Gosh Les, now there is another thing for me to explore and consume ...? hours? Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the links to your crrazy neighbor story. I have been trying to come up with a nice/nasty sign to post in my gardens too,.