Friday, February 19, 2010

Non-Virtual Trans-Siberian

Did you hear you can 'ride' the Trans-Siberian Railway on Google? Last year a team spent 30 days on the six-day ride from Moscow to Vladivostok to roll a camera, during daylight, at a (sometimes maddening 25-degree angle) out the north-side window. Seven time zones worth.

I wrote on Lonely Plant that it missed the real highlight: what happens on the train.

But I'm not immune to the cubicle-locked past-times that sometimes lead to web browsable travels. A few months ago, I followed Google's street-view around Columbus, Ohio, and caught the Google photographer getting a Big Mac.

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