One Earth | Many Worlds. Get some culture from the couch and travel without traveling: Participate virtually in journeys all around the globe.
Google Earth on the Web
In Google Earth, you can click around, zoom and explore various maps of the world, including historic topographic maps and even images from space. If you enjoy cartography, geography, or just like to get a better sense for how vast the world truly is, check it out and Launch Earth
SkylineWebcams have cameras pointed at some of the most famous attractions and city views around the world. You can search by country and city location or browse top viewed beaches and cityscapes.
World Heritage List
UNESCO is a United Nations agency dedicated to preserving and promoting the world’s most unique cultural heritage. The UNESCO website has a list of 981 sites that are considered to have “outstanding universal value”. Many of these cultural sites have online virtual tours that enable you to see panoramic photos up close while reading all about these fascinating places to appreciate more about why they are so important.
Panoramic Photos & Videos
360cities.net is a website that lets you explore various galleries such as 360° Videos, 360° Gigapixel Images, Curated Sets and Stereoscopic Panoramas. You can search for your favorite sites or just zoom in on the provided interactive world map.
WebcamTaxi is yet another network of global webcams that you can search by country, city, and browse by location on a map. Big brother is there for you.
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture is an online platform of high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from cultural organizations throughout the world. It utilizes high-resolution image technology that enables the viewer to tour collections and galleries and explore the artworks’ physical and contextual information. The platform includes advanced search capabilities and educational tools. The app includes a feature that pairs your selfie with an art doppelgänger.
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Have Some Fun Too
(Self-)Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. The game was originally manufactured by Atari which released it back in 1972.
Soon, Pong became a huge success and the first commercially successful game. Today, the Pong Game is considered to be the game which started the video games industry as it proved that the video games market can produce significant revenues.
This is a one-player version. The player controls in-game paddles by moving them vertically across the left and right side. Click inside the game to start and then move your mouse beneath it to the left and right to move the paddles up and down.