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Trinity College, Cambridge, England 17 Sept 2008 by Mike Gemperle

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Taken by
Mike Gemperle Mike Gemperle
Explore score
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 05, 2009
Date taken
Jul 04, 2009

Gigapan Comments (9)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (August 12, 2009, 10:26PM )

    Stourhead... the Gardens... www.pbase.com/moorlands/autumn_at_ stourhead Will open in
a new tab or window

  2. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (August 12, 2009, 07:26PM )

    Looks interesting. I'll put it high on my list. Here is a very nice pano of Stourhead: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 9446. Getting a British Heritage Pass for a few days might be a good way to see some worthwhile places. Any other suggestions?

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (August 12, 2009, 06:24PM )

    One place ... one word.... Stourhead :)

  4. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (August 12, 2009, 10:02AM )

    "When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." .......Samuel Johnson.......... My wife and I were married in England (Lewisham) in 1981 while we were living in Black Heath (near Greenwich). She was teaching at the Northeast London Polytechnic (part of the University of London now, I think), and I was helping them with some computer software projects. We have returned often, usually to rent an apartment in London for a month or so. This year we spent some time in Eastbourne at the tennis tournament (gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=2744 5) and a week on a small boat on the Thames before our visit to London. Our daughter went to school this year at the University of Sussex in Brighton and is thinking of returning to the UK for graduate school. So, although we sort of know our way around London, we always seem to find something unexpected around the corner of some mew, and always end up with more things that we want to do on the next trip than we started with. We are constantly looking for recommendations for things to do and see in the UK and will certainly appreciate any suggestions you (or anyone else) have. Although we have taken many photos in the UK, it might be fun to spend a week or so concentrating on taking some good panoramas.

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (August 11, 2009, 03:34PM )

    Lets talk more about it in detail before you leave. The problem about taking GigaPans and/or photos in England is that you may be focused on taking something you feel is extraordinary; however, little do you know that two blocks away, is an incredible view that few if any know about. If you search forever on the internet, you will find this spot, wherever it may be, but in the long hours searching, once your feet are on English soil, the surprise of discovery is gone. Its a dilemma that we all suffer with.

  6. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (August 11, 2009, 02:43PM )

    Thanks again , David. That sounds like an interesting book. I'll try to find it. Your reference to the guide map on your comment on the snap shot (www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pagei d=289 Will open in a new tab or window) is also extremely interesting. I wish I'd seen it before I traveled to Cambridge. The Wolfson Building looks a little incongruous. Turns out it was built in the '60's for 1st year student housing. Next year, when I return to England, I hope to bring a light tripod and the gigapan robot. There are some fantastic sites with incredible history that would make great panoramas.

  7. David Engle

    David Engle (August 09, 2009, 11:36PM )

    A recent book, Newton and the Counterfeiter, has in its earliest chapters some history of Newton at Trinity. Sadly, the book has no photos or maps or drawings, but when reading it, I did remember to look at this panorama of yours to get some insight as what Issac Newton saw as he spent his time here. Plus, this vista of yours brings back some very nice memories of my visit to Cambridge a few years ago. Did I mention that this is a superb panorama? :)

  8. Mike Gemperle

    Mike Gemperle (July 05, 2009, 12:23PM )

    Thanks, David. This panorama was taken last year (2008) as four handheld pictures with my Canon SD890 IS. I used the gigapan stitcher and then Photoshop to crop it. I also needed to resample it to get the pixel size up to the 0.05 gigapixel minimum. That may be sort of cheating, but I thought the picture was interesting enough and the facts that the college was established in 1536, that it's the academic institution of choice of the royal family and that Issac Newton was a student at the college made it worth submitting.

  9. David Engle

    David Engle (July 05, 2009, 05:23AM )

    Mike, a beautiful GigaPan. Thanks. When I saw this, it prompted me to look to see if the panorama shows Issac Newton's rooms, but alas, not so as indicated in the following: tinyurl.com/larcl3 Will open in
a new tab or window and tinyurl.com/lgxqzd Will open in
a new tab or window.Again, thanks for U/L this GigaPan :)

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Panorama size: 53 megapixels (14092 x 3766 pixels)
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Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
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