A visual treat for Friday. Thanks to a wonderful merger of the internet, modern photography technology, and a great idea… we can all sit at our computers and marvel at the intricacies of modern day Tokyo. This is the work of photographer Jeffrey Martin, and you are only seeing the tiniest slice of what he has done in the above image. The actual image is 600,000 pixels wide and encompasses a 360 degree view of Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower. To really appreciate it, you have to check out the interactive version on 360gigapixels.com.
To give you an idea of the scale of this thing, here is a 100% crop of the screen zoomed in all the way on a billboard featuring Pelé.
And here is a 100% crop zoomed all the way out. The red arrow shows you where the Pelé billboard is. Amazing!