Panorama (Allansicht)

Zitat: "Man kennt die malerischen Zaubereyen ..., die vor einigen Jahren unter dem prunkendem Namen Panorama (Allansicht) in England so großen Beyfall erhielten, aus Zeitungen und Taschenbüchern." (Journal des Luxus und der Moden)

The year 2017 is the 230. birthday of the panorama patent, thanks to Robert Barker.
Barker received his patent on June 19th 1787, he had given it a French title: "La Nature à Coup d' Oeil" ("Nature at a glance") ("Natur auf einen Blick").

Read more about the story (only in German) in "Geschichte eines Massenmediums - Herrschaft des Blicks - Stephan Oettermann: 'Das Panorama'" (Siegfried Gronert, Zeit Online, 1981).

I'll show a bunch of panoramas I shot in the years 2009 until now in Aachen and hinterland in this gallery.

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  • New: Tihange Menschenkette - Demonstration gegen die Atomkraftwerke Tihange und Doel
  • 360° Panorama - a gallery with 55 interactive 360° x 180° spherical panoramic photography shot in Aachen and urban hinterland.
  • Planned: Vue de panorama rectangulaire - a gallery with panoramic photography with euclidic perspective in a rectangular format.
  • Planned: Vue de panorama ovale - a gallery with panoramic photography with euclidic perspective in an oval format.
  • Planned: Panorama de travelling - a gallery with panoramic photography shot with moving camera parallel to the subject.
  • Planned: Panoramique - a gallery with 360° x 120° -180° cylindrical panoramic photography.
  • Planned: Panoptique 360° - a gallery with 360° panoramic photography (without zenit and nadir).
  • Planned: Panorama en projection stéréographique - a gallery with 360° x 180° spherical panoramic pictures projected onto a plane e.g. little planet.
  • Planned: Joiners - a gallery with panoramic photography assembled from several overlapping photographs.