This way you can still see the whole world

17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

This way you can still see the whole world

Looking for that holiday feeling, but from your (safe) easy chair? You can go a long way with Google Streetview. The company captured the entire world with a 360-degree camera for the purposes of Google Maps. Five places to dream away at home.

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Stonehenge, England

We have our Hunebedden in Drenthe, the English have Stonehenge in the south. The famous stone monument was built 2300 BC and served as a cemetery during the Stone Age. The prehistoric remains do not only attract tourists. Apparently there is also a spiritual power from the monument, because people also come to celebrate the solstice every year. In addition, there are dowsers who believe that important "lines" converge at Stonehenge. In any case, the image via Google Streetview is cool.

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Palace of Versailles, France

Take a walk around the famous Palace of Versailles, but go also inside! The immense complex twenty kilometers from Paris was built in the 17th century by and for the French king Louis XIV, and is now a national museum. The colossal residence on 800 ha perfectly suits a man known as the Sun King. It had to be big-bigger-biggest; it is estimated that 3000 to 10,000 courtiers have walked around ... Within an abundance of gold leaf, paintings, ornamental pots and sparkling chandeliers. The highlight is the Hall of Mirrors, which at the time had only one goal: to impress friend and foe with French opulence. With more than five million visitors a year, Versailles is one of France's most popular attractions.

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

You feel puny, looking to the Grand Canyon. The wide deep canyon in the U.S. state of Arizona was created by the waters of the Colorado River, with erosion over millions of years causing the area to rise further and further. The canyon is no less than 435 kilometers long and the width varies from 15 and 29 kilometers. The red rock is most beautiful just after sunrise and before sunset. Those who do not find the view impressive enough can visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This glass bridge hangs a nauseating 1200 meters above the ground. By the way, this attraction is not visible with Streetview.

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La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

In 2026, it must finally be delivered: the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, ??the masterpiece of architect Gaudí. Because the church in the hip Eixample district is a "reconciliation church", it can only be paid by donations. That is why construction, which started in 1882 (!), Took so long. Raising entrance fees since the 1980s has accelerated construction considerably, although some parts are now in need of renovation ... The Sagrada Familia was Gaudí's last project, which embellished the whole of Barcelona with its organic designs. In 2026 it will be exactly a hundred years since the architect died.

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Those who want to visit the largest coral reef in the world will be on the road for at least a spacious day. Fortunately, Google took a dip in the water around Wilson Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef near Australia. The reef has an area of ??348,000 km2 and is the work of millions of tiny coral polyps.

The area is extremely popular among tourists who like to take a dip to enjoy the flora and fauna in the sea. The coral reefs are not only beautiful, but are an indispensable link in the food chain. About 25 percent of the fish species depend on the coral reef. Unfortunately, much of the reef in Australia has died in recent years.