The A-Bomb Dome is the only preserved building from the atomic bomb detonation of August 6, 1945 during WWII. Being an American, I'm tied to this place by my country's history. I was very interested to get viewpoints from the other side; to find out what the Dome meant to Japanese people. So, I walked up and introduced myself in Japanese to meet them in their language first... then asked! For the rest of the story, go to my blog here http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/swami_worldtrav/4/1255705407/tpod.html . *** I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you start with the 'Highlights.' I've sequenced them for your maximum enjoyment:) START WITH THE ONE TITLED, "WELCOME!" *** * IMPORTANT: READ THIS... QUICK HELP: Photosynth Navigation - Navigation is fairly easy, but you have to push the right buttons:) Hopefully, this Quick Help will get you going and ensure you have a wonderful experience, *** because this thing can be VERY cool!:) *** - There are actually TWO navigation interfaces. The default one requires you install Silverlight. Most any computer can run it and it has some nice features. The other, which I HIGHLY recommend for "point clouds," is the "Direct3D Viewer." Click on the green text, "View Synth in Direct3D Viewer" to the lower-left of the viewing area. - In both interfaces you will see icons for pan, zoom, full-screen, etc. Click them all!:) - Silverlight has a cool "Overhead" feature. Try it! - Use the SpaceBar to take a sort of guided tour. Successively tap it. - Use the > and < keys to move fwd/bwd in the order the photos were taken. - Use the + and - keys to zoom in/out. - You can also use the cursor arrows, or click-n-drag the mouse. - The GO BACK icon is very useful! * One very cool thing is the "point cloud." This is a 3D approximation of scene objects (like the Dome!). At any time, HOLD the control key down. Now here's the way cool part: if in the center of the screen a "donut" or arrows appear, you can click it and drag the mouse to orbit around the object. You can even see it from angles not taken by the photographer! Be sure to continue holding the mouse. the Direct3D Viewer is MUCH better at this. Use P to toggle the point cloud. - The Sliverlight interface provides a "Highlights" bar to the right for quick navigation to points of interest. - Of course, you can always just hit the play icon and sit back and enjoy. Whatever suits your fancy:) Definitely put it in full-screen, though. All right, it's actually quite easy once you get the hang of it, and it's LOTS OF FUN! So, have a play!:)... P.S. Navigation can be a little confusing at times, but don't sweat it. You can always reorient yourself using the Highlights, the Overhead, or even the Image Grid View (use the tilde ~ key).
Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome! (guided tour, and scavenger hunt!)
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