Sunday, 6 February 2011

360 degree panoramas

Back in the summer of 1999 we were delighted to host a visit from a colleague from North Carolina and we spent a day around London with a tripod and a digital camera to make some 360 degree panorama views for use in schools on both sides of the pond. We used a Sony Mavica digital camera which stored the images on 3.5in floppy disks. The resolution was unfortunately much lower than we are used to today. Pressures of work and the passage of time meant we never got around to completing the project, until now.

The complete collection can be found on the Photosynth website.

One of the views was taken in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre in Dagenham, which was later extensively remodelled as part of the refurbishment of the Civic Centre and Barking Town Hall. This is therefore probably the only 360 view of the original chamber.