The stereographic projection technique was used to convert aerial panoramas of cities including Paris, Sydney, Shanghai and Chicago into mini-globes

Paris, France

The Champs-Élysées The 360-degree aerial panoramic photos were taken for AirPano, a Russian not-for-profit project created by a team of enthusiasts.

The Champs-Élysées
The 360-degree aerial panoramic photos were taken for AirPano, a Russian not-for-profit project created by a team of enthusiasts.

 

Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House The original photograph was usually taken from a helicopter, although sometimes the team used a plane, hot air balloon or drone.

Sydney Opera House
The original photograph was usually taken from a helicopter, although sometimes the team used a plane, hot air balloon or drone.

 

Miami, US

Miami river The 360-degree panoramas were manipulated in PhotoShop using a technique called stereographic projection, creating a circular image.

Miami river
The 360-degree panoramas were manipulated in PhotoShop using a technique called stereographic projection, creating a circular image.

 

San Francisco, US

Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge.

 

St Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof Palace.

Peterhof Palace.

 

Singapore

Marina Bay.

Marina Bay.

 

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge.

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge.

 

Shanghai, China

632-8

 

Valencia, Spain

Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Etihad Towers.

Etihad Towers.

 

Chicago, US

Wolf Point

Wolf Point

 

Hong Kong, China

632-12

 

Prague, Czech Republic

Astronomical clock.

Astronomical clock.

 

Vienna, Austria

St Michaels Church on the Michaelerplatz.

St Michaels Church on the Michaelerplatz.

 

Rome, Italy

The Spanish steps.

The Spanish steps.

 

Berlin, Germany

Square of the Republic.

Square of the Republic.

 

This feature originally appeared in The Guardian.



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