World Wonders Project
Have a hankering to explore the archeological areas of Pompeii, ancient temples in Kyoto, or the prehistoric monument at Stonehenge but can’t make the trip? Google’s new World Wonders Project sees street view technology applied to 132 ancient and cultural sites around the globe—which means that as long as you have an internet connection, you can pay a virtual visit to a host of famous architectural, natural, and cultural heritage sites. There’s also a selection of cities and towns, so you can meander down the cobblestone pathways of the historic centre of Prague or San Cristóbal de la Laguna in Spain. It’s obviously not the same as visiting in the flesh, but it offers pretty amazing access to the hidden corners of some of the world’s most stunning places.
[Top Image: Stonehenge via Google World Wonders Project]