From scraps to virtual tours.......
This put me in the mood to travel so -
I “moused it” over to London to take a tour of Buckingham Palace. I visited the Blue Drawing Room. The virtual tour had my stomach flip flopping with motion sickness. Just as well I’m sitting at my computer and not on Her Majesty’s royal carpet.
|My advice - do your virtual tour slowly or |
your head will spin!
So, two minutes later, I was in Machu Picchu. Likelihood of me going there is pretty slim (never actually, unless they open a Ritz) so this one was kind of fun. It certainly is beautiful to visit if you like mountains and clouds and such.
Feeling adventurous, I zipped over to Nepal. I suppose you’ve guessed by now that I’m not going there either. It’s not that these places aren’t wonderful to see, but I’m running out of time. Once you’ve hit the big 5-0, mountain climbing and strange food starts to lose their allure. Maybe even at 40……..or 30. No, I guess I was never ready for Nepal.
Thing is, you can pretty much see everything there is to see without leaving your computer. Imagine the people that took the “Grand Tour” in the 18th and 19th centuries coming home to “oh sure – I saw that this morning”. Sort of takes the glamour out of the travel adventure.
Having said all that, I’m still heading for New York this month. Web cams, virtual tours or not, I want to be a part of it……well, you know the rest.
Vatican Virtual Tour
Buckingham Palace Virtual Tour
Machu Picchu Virtual Tour
Nepal Virtual Tour