This is my effort to capture the finer details of heritage monuments & enable people to zoom-in and get a close view of the details which is normally not visible from a street view. Using long telephoto lenses & Microsoft Photosynth software to enable this project.
This is about two gigapixels panorama of Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai. Due to restrictions on photography around this area, I could not use longer telephoto lenses which would have enabled closer & lot more finer details of architecture.
With support from heritage conservationists / architects / archaeologists, I am willing to take-up lot more similar projects which will help in digital archival of virtually every single brick / piece of these heritage monuments. Feel free to get intouch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
About Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (VT Station):
The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens, a consulting architect in 1887-1888. Stevens earned the commission to construct the station after a masterpiece watercolour sketch by draughtsman Axel Haig. The final design bears some resemblance to the St Pancras railway station in London. It took ten years to complete and was named "Victoria Terminus" in honour of the Queen and Empress Victoria; it was opened on the date of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. This famous architectural landmark in Gothic style was built as the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. Since then, the station came to be known as Mumbai VT. In 1996, in response to demands by the Shiv Sena and in keeping with the policy of renaming locations with Indian names, the station was renamed by the state government after Chatrapati Shivaji, the famed 17th century Maratha king. On 2 July 2004, the station was nominated as a World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO.