Monday, February 18, 2013

Traveling the World Without Leaving Your House

Screenshot from the Secret Door site; the place is called Riksveg 890, Finnmark fylke in Norway
I have heard people in awe of the Google Maps Street View—some are for voyeurism purposes—but consider me a late bloomer, I have experienced it today. And yes, it is helluva awesome. The website is called the Secret Door. Learned about the Secret Door as I stumbled upon Venture Beat.

Once you click on the door, you will be randomly traveling to places like The White House, Rome's Colosseum, and even to a tiny library in Nunavut, Canada. 

The feeling is beautiful, it's heavenly actually, seeing serene forest Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave in France.

Saint Nicolas de la Grave 

You can drag the screen or click on the arrows and it brings you to the next spot: it's like you're trekking there yourself. There's a background music which is kind of working like a sleeping pill. You can put it off by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

So here are the screenshots of the places I've gone to today. Enjoy!

Google's Headquarter bulletin board; located in North Carolina


Russian and Turkish Spa, Miami, Florida

London, England

Tate Modern, London



I forgot to check the name of this stadium; I was busy circling the place, it was so huge.

The location appears as boxes, they must be in Chinese characters.

Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Earthquake-hit Plaza Maiya in Japan; yes they show stuff like this.

Russian & Turkish Baths, Miami, Florida

Tate Modern, England. You can zoom in and see the details of paintings, Victorian chairs, and others

Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines
Borealis in Norway. Click the image for larger viewing. It's like seeing a place in 360 degrees. 


Try it now, just click on the door.
The Secret Door
The Secret Door is presented by Safestyle UK

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