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About This Gigapan

Taken by
The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
Explore score
5.93 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 31, 2011
Date taken
Mar 28, 2011

Gigapan Pro + Canon 7D + Canon...


Situated at the top of the Allées Pierre-Paul Riquet - Béziers' most famous son (search or follow my links for more).

This building and those to the side of it show how wealthy Béziers was at one time (the theatre was built in 1832) due to the wine trade. I was told by a local that the wine trade is in crisis now (don't know why) and the town is becoming run down. Signs of this are pan-handlers every 20m down the main shopping streets and drunks/junkies crashed out on the pavement.

Another local described his town as "dirty", but I must say that whilst the sight of beggars is distressing and I stuck to the touristy places, I found the whole place delightful. I just love the contrast between the splendour in this scene and the forgotten dustyness of the nearby www.gigapan.org/gigapans/74099/
Of course the theatre and this general area is one of the tourist draws. The big draw is the Cathedral and the big view here www.gigapan.org/gigapans/74035/

Gigapan Comments (5)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (April 01, 2011, 08:04AM )

    Whatever you do, don't sell it: the Herschel Museum may want it; www.gigapan.org/searchGigapansList. php?ids=42481,36546,39036,39057,39035 or Beckford's Tower may fight for it; tinyurl.com/BeckfordTower001  Will
open in a new tab or window or even the Royal Crescent will demand it; www.gigapan.org/searchGigapansList. php?ids=42322,7243,41170,41171,41150,5417,11099 Maybe even the Queen will want it!

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 01, 2011, 07:22AM )

    I definitely got lucky when I chose the H7 as my first camera. I was going to say that is what is even more amazing is that it has kept its price even though it is ancient now, but in fact there are four on eBay at bargain prices right now.

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (April 01, 2011, 07:11AM )

    Thanks Kilgore, Although your new 200mm prime is a beautiful lens that currently provides stunning results; it is the Sony DSC-H7 that should go into a British museum ... that particular camera and the GigaPans you took with it will one day be considered national treasures :)

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (April 01, 2011, 06:50AM )

    Thanks David. I'll put the lens in my will :-)

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (March 31, 2011, 06:44PM )

    You are sending me the lens that did this ... arn't you? Looks like you have a real winner here. I am amazed at the detail and clarity that is shown in this 6-gigapixel panorama. Congratulation Kilgore661 :)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.1.1211 (Windows)
Panorama size: 5930 megapixels (130316 x 45508 pixels)
Input images: 665 (35 columns by 19 rows)
Field of view: 163.3 degrees wide by 57.0 degrees high (top=50.3, bottom=-6.7)
Vignette correction on
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-03-28 13:05:59 - 2011-03-28 13:34:47
Aperture: f/32
Exposure time: 0.0333333
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 22.5 to 54.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 8.6 to 100.0 percent
Computer stats: 12277.7 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 2:03:04 (11 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 50:47, Projection: 34:29, Blending: 37:47
(Preview finished in 1:35:56)

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