Come see Paris--in 26 gigapixels

Site, which offers a breathtaking view of Paris, enables you to pan around, see monuments, and get a high-def feel for what the City of Light is all about.

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Paris is beautiful in Paris 26 Gigapixels. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

If you haven't been to Paris, I have the next best thing for you: Paris 26 Gigapixels.

According to the site, "Paris 26 Gigapixels is a stitching of 2,346 single photos showing a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital." The site allows users to pan around the beautiful city of Paris to see important spots. Users can also zoom in on different sections to get more detail on particular buildings.

For those folks who want to find important Paris monuments quickly, the site also boasts a list of 20 places around the city. Upon clicking on one of those locations, the site automatically changes the view to the spot. Those 20 locations also feature an "i" indicator, which, when clicked on, gives some basic information about the respective monument.

Paris 26 Gigapixels is simply awe-inspiring. It's one of the most beautiful sites I've ever been on and it delivers an interesting and educational experience. Simply put, it's a must-see.

(Via Mashable)

About the author

Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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