Sunday, April 3, 2011

The World's Largest Indoor Photograph

Photographer Jeffrey Martin took a 40 Gigapixel photo of the Philosophical Hall, a Baroque reading room in the 868-year-old Strahov monastery library in Prague, Czech Republic. The photo consists of 2,947 individual shots turned into a single picture.

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. You can even zoom in to read the titles of the books.
There's some insane detail here, i'll be moving to a little more digital one day, it's inevitable... click on that link above.

from The Presurfer Thanks!

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