This post is from Econsultancy.

 

Earlier this year, I was surprised to find this post on Indoor Google Maps was quite popular.

Maybe it was because lots of people weren’t aware of Indoor Google Maps. Maybe it was because we’re all quite nosy, fans of MTV Cribs and the old British favourite, Changing Rooms.

Well, I thought I’d collect some of the coolest examples of Google Business Photos, the indoor equivalent of Google Street View.

These are the weirdest, most wonderful and beautiful 360 degree interactive tours. They appear in Google searches, Google Maps, and Google+ Local.

Anyone can use Google Business Photos (and be successful with them) apart from legal establishments and museums (this imagery is supported through Google Art Project). Admittedly a few of my examples aren’t businesses.

Econsultancy London even got involved (though we’ve recently upped sticks).

So heck, why travel, why leave the house when you can experience all this from your desktop? Enjoy!

1. Chataigner Yves

A Parisian cheese shop.

2. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Iran

3. uShaka Marine World, South Africa

4. Toy Joy

An Austin toy shop. I couldn’t embed this one but you can click to explore.

5. Emirate A380

An aeroplane!

6. The Catalonia Parliament, Barcelona

7. Nasir Al Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran.

8. Uncommon Objects

An Austin antiques shop.

9. Sarastro

A London restaurant.

10. Lung Shan Temple, Hong Kong

Published 31 January, 2014 by Ben Davis