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Thanks for visiting. Here you can see my recent INTERACTIVE 360Around VR Panoramic Photography. Just look for the images that say "Click for 360around" on the side. CLICKING on it will OPEN up the interactive version if there is only one panorama for that subject or it will take you to a page with multiple panoramas to choose from. Then CLICK AND DRAG IN THE IMAGE to rotate around the viewpoint. Panoramas are best viewed FULL SCREEN, be sure to click on the full screen button in the menu bar that is in the lower left corner of the panorama. To see some of my older panoramas or special projects click on the various links below.

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Procter and Gamble World Headquarters

Procter and Gamble Headquarters

The Procter and Gamble Company, founded in 1837, was ranked by “Fortune” magazine in 2011 at 5th place in the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. It manufactures a wide range of consumer goods in facilities around the world.

Chicago, Pioneer Court, Marilyn Monroe

Pioneer Court

During a whirlwind 2 hours in downtown Chi-town, I managed to grab a couple of pano views including Pioneer Court and the much maligned and vandalized Marilyn Monroe statue.

Emery Theater Virtual Tour

Emery Theater

The Emery Auditorium was the home for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1912 until 1936 when they moved to Music Hall. The acoustics of the auditorium has been compared to Carnegie Hall in NYC by the famous conductor Leopold Stokowski. Many world famous performing artists have appeared here. The Emery has been neglected for many years but there is an effort currently underway to restore and renovate this great theater.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Basilica of St. Francis, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Catholic faith came to New Mexico with the Franciscans in 1598. The city of Santa Fe was founded in 1610 and the original church was built in that same year. This church was built in 1886. Of special interest is the La Conquistadora Chapel which is largely made from the remains of the church which was built in 1714 after the original building was destroyed in the Indian Revolt of 1680. It also contains a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary brought to Santa Fe in 1626.

The Cincinnati Observatory

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16" Alvan Clark Telescope

The Cincinnati Observatory is known as the “Birthplace of American Astronomy.” The 12″ Merz and Mahler Telescope was the second largest telescope in the world when it became operational in 1845, it is still in use today. The Cincinnati Observatory was the United State’s first public observatory with the original building’s cornerstone being set by President John Quincy Adams in 1843.

Ida Street Bridge, Mt Adams, Cincinnati

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View from the Bridge

This bridge affords a nice view of downtown Cincinnati from the Mt Adams neighborhood. You can see the large empty lot downtown where the Horseshoe Casino will be built.

Cincinnati, Great American City

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Great American City

This panorama features the Great American Ballpark, home to the Cincinnati Reds baseball team and the Great American Tower building, I guess Cincinnati is a Great American city! Also, the US Bank Arena can be seen.

Abandoned Bridge – Cedar Grove, Indiana v2

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Abandoned Bridge

I have previously produced a panorama of this bridge but went back as it is a great subject to photograph. The reason was for a test of some new equipment to allow me to get some new interesting perspectives of my subjects. The test results are even better than I imagined and I am looking forward to further explorations with these techniques.

Sand Volleyball

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Sand Volleyball at Thomas Aquinas College

This is a pano that I produced a little while ago but never published on blog. Well here it is now, a friendly little volleyball game at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.

Fairview Park Steps

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Lots of Steps

Cincinnati, on the banks of the Ohio River, sets in a valley and is surrounded by hills. There are several sets of long stairways around town, some still maintained, a lot have disintegrated. These date from the earlier days of the city before car travel was practical. This was how people got up to the “new” neighborhoods up on the hills. Here is one of the longer sets, part maintained, part disintegrated. The bottom part is still maintained and has about 200 steps from W McMicken Ave up to Fairview Park Rd, across Fairview the steps used to continue up to Warner St. This set is now closed and decaying. See panos of both sets by clicking the image above.

Bellevue Hill Pavilion

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The Whimsical Bellevue Pavilion

This is the Bellevue Pavilion standing on the former site of the opulent Bellevue House at the apex of one of the many inclines that once surrounded downtown Cincinnati. The interesting Pavilion, designed by R. Carl Freund and built in 1955, was host to many outdoor dances that were popular in the 1950’s.

St. Mark’s Catholic Church

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St. Mark's Church

St. Mark’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio was recently shut down and the community merged with a few other small parish communities at another location. It is currently being utilized by a group that hopes to be able to restore the church for use as a dedicated parish centered on the traditional latin liturgy. Click on the above image to take a virtual tour through St. Mark’s Church via 10 different interactive panoramas.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Abandoned Church

Another long abandoned church building in the Sedamsville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Preservation Society managed to forestall the immanent destruction of this building with the hope of finding someone to buy and renovate the structure.

Fausto Ferrari Barber Shop

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Fausto Ferrari

Fausto has been working in his downtown Cincinnati, Ohio shop since 1957. I thought it was interesting that there were still banners from his 50th anniversary year in 2007, 4 years ago. He is also an accomplished musician with skills in playing the accordion, mandolin, guitar and clarinet. He is rather comfortable in front of the camera as over the years numerous newspaper and TV stories have featured him and his shop.

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day 2011

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Cincinnati Reds 2011 Opening Day

This years opening day featured the usual Findlay Market Parade and other festivities the likes that only an opening day in Cincinnati can bring. The weather was a little on the cool side but not so much that it dampened spirits. The Reds however were very cool, trailing the Milwaukee Brewers the whole game until the bottom of the ninth inning when Ramon Hernandez hit a walk off two-out, three-run homer, giving a 7-6 win to the Cincinnati Reds and capping off another exciting opening day in Cincinnati.

MAM – Milwaukee Art Museum

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Milwaukee Art Museum

This very striking building has become a symbol for the city of Milwaukee. The movable, “briese soleil” or sun-shade look like giant gull wings which actually fold down at night or during inclement weather. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the Quadracci Pavilion received in the 2004 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.

First German Reformed Church

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First German Reformed Church View 3

Here are several 360 panoramas from the long abandoned “Reformed Church.” Lots of texture and clutter here!

St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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St. Mary's Cathedral Nave

This is a beautiful Basilica located in Covington, Kentucky that I produced a 360 VR panorama of several years ago. I recently went back and did a full blown 360 interactive tour this time. Click the image above to visit the tour page.

Allie’s Room

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Allie's Room

Interior decorating teen style!

The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Virtual Tour

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The Basilica of St Josaphat

This beautiful Basilica in Milwaukee is worth a visit, meanwhile take a virtual tour to see it for yourself.