CLICK HERE to experience the 2015 Western & Southern Open interactive virtual tour.
This interactive tour shows somewhat of the atmosphere and environment of the 2015 Western & Southern Tennis Open located in the Greater Cincinnati city of Mason, Ohio. This year had the men and women champions from last year both defend their titles. Roger Federer again wins the mens title for a record 7 times at this tournament. Serena Williams repeats for her 3rd title here. It has been since 1937 and 1938 with Bobby Riggs and Virginia Hollinger since the last time the men and women champions had both successfully defended their titles.
The Western & Southern Open originated in 1899 and has been a fixture in the Cincinnati area ever since. The list of champions is a who’s who of tennis greats with over 100 international Hall of Famers having played here.
CLICK HERE to see more views of the tennis facility from the 2012 virtual tour
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Originally photographed in 2010 I have updated the tour of this beautiful Basilica in Covington, Kentucky. It is said to have one of the largest stained glass windows in the world at 67 feet by 24 feet. This church in fact contains a profusion of 82 stained glass windows. Spaced along the north and south transepts are incredible mosaic depictions of the stations of Christ’s passion and death. As many as 80,000 tiles were used in each station. There are several large mural paintings by local Covington painter Frank Duveneck installed in 1910.
This is an updated version of a virtual tour that has been on-line since 2010 or so. I have “re-mastered” the image files and rebuilt the whole tour interface. The main issue of the old tour was that it was not compatible with iOS devices and other hand-held devices. It should now work with all (or most) handheld and tablet devices.
Visit the organ chest tour here or click the image below:
The pipe organ at Old St Mary’s Church in Cincinnati was recently rebuilt and renovated. The original organ was contracted from the Austin Organ Company on July 12th 1929 and when installed was the 2nd largest organ in Cincinnati. This virtual tour explores the inner workings of the organ chest which houses the organ pipes. Some of the views include various chambers of the organ under reconstruction and without the new pipes installed. Other views include the new pipes installed. The tour opens with sounds from the whole organ and as you explore the various views you can experience the sound quality from the pipes in that particular view by clicking on the little keyboard icon. Be sure especially to click the little keyboard in the Pedal Organ view, those are fun! Old St Mary’s is the oldest church in Cincinnati being dedicated on July 3rd, 1842. To see some more panorama views of Old St Mary’s check out my previous post here.
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These panoramas were originally published a few years ago and accessed as individual nodes on the school’s web site. Here is an updated version containing the 30 panoramas packaged together in one virtual tour with hotspots linking all the views. Also, this new tour is compatible with most smart phones and tablets.
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This was a quick personal project as my family and I were visiting the nearby town of Nashville, Indiana. Years earlier we came across the quaint little “Story Inn” and I wanted to swing back by there to see if it had changed much. Well if anything, it is better. I think most of the little town is part of the complex and rooms are available for lodging in various old buildings surrounding the Inn. There are various festivals and concerts held on the grounds and a few weddings and corporate functions also. Definitely a place you will want to visit if you get the chance.