One of my bloggypals pointed me to AirPano.com . What a wonderful site this. You can take aerial panoramic trips around some of the most spectacular sights in the world.
AirPano is a non-commercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. The AirPano team is a group of Russian photographers and panorama enthusiasts. During the next 2-3 years, they plan to shoot a variety of aerial panoramas and create virtual 3D tours of the most interesting places of our planet. I strongly recommend a trip there and their gallery of still photos is also exemplary. Here are just three (how I picked just three to show I can't imagine.)
The Matterhorn, Switzerland.
The Colosseum, Rome.
Angel Falls, Venezuela.
You can read about the discovery of Angel Falls here. But what that site doesn’t tell you is that one of the first people Jimmy Angel told about the Falls when he landed was Partner-who-loves-tea's father. He was doing telecommunications work out there at the time. A newspaper article (in the loft somewhere so I can't quote it directly) from that time tells how Jimmy Angel told him all about it.
(I suppose I should make it clear that I have no vested interest in advertising AirPano.com - I just think it's a great site. Thanks Virginia for pointing it out to me. )