Athens panorama

by Stefan Fletcher April. 21, 2009 6896 views

Whew! If you’ve managed to make it this far, you must be knackered.
I have been meaning to post one of my panoramas for a long time, but have been stumped with PB’s vertical bias. Yesterday, it hit me. YOU CAN HELP!
If you’re using a laptop, just tilt it at a 90-degree angle to peruse all of northern Athens. If you’re in a latte-sipping, trendy cyber-café this will immediately attract the attention of all the good-looking girls / boys, which is why you went there in the first place.
If you’re using a desktop system, avoid the fate that befell Jarvo’s external HD by doing the following:
1. Depending on your age, sex, weight and ability to laugh at yourself, request the assistance of between two and eight people
2. Make *them* tilt *you* at a 90-degree angle to peruse all of northern Athens, in a Marlene-Dietriech-stage-performance kind of way.
3. Care should be taken to avoid the 270-degree angle, which will get everyone confused.
The owners and affiliates of Photoblog, its corporate officers and employees, along with any contributor herein and without shall not be liable for any and all injuries or bruised egos sustained in the viewing of this material.
(Note to the worried: I made up the last paragraph. Judging from some of the comments received, it might just be necessary to point this out.)
Apologies for this, but it’s the only way I can show you a pano with enough detail. The paper version is over two metres long. Once you’ve come back from the chiropractitioner / orthopaedic surgeon / pilates session next week, I’ll post another.

Sorry for the MSD caused by scrolling down…

Actually, one of the reasons I like this image is that the Acropolis isn't in it. If you're wondering where it might be, it would be to the right. This shot taken from where St. Paul harangued the Athenians.

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Ratcher 10 years, 10 months ago

Very beautiful..! :)

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Hong S 11 years, 8 months ago

nice picture,,, i have to rotate my ;laptop to see this,,::P

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Andrea Kennard 11 years, 8 months ago


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Netii 11 years, 8 months ago

amazing, fantastic, beautiful!!!! I like it very much!

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 11 years, 8 months ago

Awesome, love your description.

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 8 months ago

Great balance of light and dark. I like how the light changes with direction. Perhaps you can wallpaper a room in your new house if your nostalgic... :)

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Asylum 11 years, 8 months ago


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Jacki 11 years, 8 months ago

Nice panorama! Did I ever mention that my photoblog begins with Greece (2007.09.20)? I look forward to the day when we return!

11 years, 8 months ago Edited
Betty Meade 11 years, 9 months ago

You are sooo funny!! It is so lovely, but I want to see it all without having to scroll...Very nice.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ines 11 years, 9 months ago

Spectaculare shot!!!

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 11 years, 9 months ago

Actually, 1 laptop is not enough if I want to see the whole thing, so I need a screen extender and an F111 in order to get satisfied. XD

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Akiko Okubo 11 years, 9 months ago

wow...soooo beautiful shot...

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 11 years, 9 months ago

Love shot...but gotta tell ya...confused...I just laid my head down on my desk and squinted. That worked!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Rob Tulk 11 years, 9 months ago

Looking again I'm not so sure this is stiched!!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Rob Tulk 11 years, 9 months ago

That really is fantastic! I think there might be 4 shots sewn together? Brilliant job - I'm off to find a neckbrace now.....

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 9 months ago

I think if we're going up and down it's a tiltorama rather than a pan one. Either way, it's a great shot. Is this a single frame cropped top and bottom or have you had the sewing kit out?

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 9 months ago

Great tip and of course image.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Piyali 11 years, 9 months ago

As I am reading your post I am sitting in front of my desktop computer at my work place--so I look around myself as per your first propostition--not a good idea, I think--then I tilt myself to around 45 degrees--that does'nt help either--then I actually do try to tilt my monitor--now that caught the attention of others--so I decided to stop at that---but what I saw from all these efforts is absolutely breathtaking--I wonder how the 2 metre long paper version looked like--

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 11 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful panorama - and I knew it would be hard to make a panorama I give up in advance :-)

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 9 months ago

Stunning panorama!! Would love to be able to see this gorgeous scene all at once without scrolling.

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Edyta 11 years, 9 months ago


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Brian 11 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful panorama and a great time of day to take it. I would love to see the printed version of this. And congratulations on the new critique section on PB that you recommended.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 11 years, 9 months ago

What a gorgeous panorama!! Looking at it wasn't hard, I simply held my laptop sideways.... Lucky lucky you to be living in such a beautiful historic place.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 9 months ago

Eight people? Isn't that to much? And they expect to eat and drink after their efforts ... pfff
On second thoughts, one person can hold me already into the desired position ... :o))
...and so I keep on thinking...I can simply turn my head 90 degrees and I see it perfectly!
And what I see in this position, I like ... :o))

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynda 11 years, 9 months ago

I'd already done no 1 before I read your as usual witty commentary. You are very lucky to live near this kind of vista. Will you have such wonderful views in the south of France?

Btw your new profile pic is infinitely better than the old one. More sardonic than serial killer!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lucia 11 years, 9 months ago

Absolutely spectacular!

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