40Gigapixel-Panorama einer 800 Jahre alten Bibliothek

Superfaszinierend! 360Cities haben ein 40GPixel-Panoramashot der Philosophiehalle in der über 800 Jahre alten Strahover Bibliothek in Prag. Hier das Panorama, bei dem man locker die einzelnen Buchtitel im obersten Stockwerk an der am weitesten entfernten Wand lesen kann, Wired hat die Hintergrundstory von Fotograf Jeffrey Martin und seiner Robo-Kamera: 360-Degree Panorama Takes You Inside Prague’s Off-Limits Baroque Library.

The finished Strahov library panorama, released Tuesday on Martin’s website, is a zoomable, high-resolution peek inside one of Prague’s most beautiful halls, a repository of rare books that is usually off-limits to tourists (a few of whom can be seen standing behind the velvet rope at the room’s normal viewing station).

Martin’s panorama lets you examine the spines of the works in the Philosophical Hall’s 42,000 volumes, part of the monastery’s stunning collection of just about every important book available in central Europe at the end of the 18th century — more or less the sum total of human knowledge at the time.