Travel virtually to Bologna, again
If you have been playing along with the home game, you will remember a post about the Google Maps tour of the Lamborghini museum in Bologna. Well now, Ducati has joined in the fun. The Ducati museum is also in Bologna, and they now have their own Google Maps tour. If you like motorcycles, and especially if you like Ducati motorcycles, it’s fantastic. There are over 40 bikes, tracking the company’s history from 1946 right up to the latest GP ride. The history of Ducati is very interesting. What started as Radio Brevetti Ducati, producing radio components, went on to become one of the premiere motorcycle brands in the world. You can read more about that at the Ducati wikipedia entry.
More fun with Google Maps
Yes, that is a charter bus hanging over Interstate 5 in Seattle. You can view the widescreen version of the scene if you click the picture. Or you can go to Google Maps and get the 360° view. It’s a crazy scene, that only gets crazier when you hear the whole story. The Seattle PI has the 2008 accident archived on their site. An iffy bus-route that takes a street that probably should have been closed given the conditions. Two buses that were minutes away from their destination after traveling 175 miles from Moses Lake. The second bus nearly pushed the first over the edge. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries.
More fun with Google Maps
Let’s go to the Lamborghini museum! The Google Maps easter egg in London that let you walk inside the TARDIS was fun. But this completely blows it out of the water. It’s a similar exercise, but the execution is leaps and bounds beyond what we saw in that earlier example. Click here to go to the Lamborghini museum in Bologna. Rather, to go inside the musuem. This street view drops you inside the museum that is filled with classic and modern Lamorghinis. They even have the Estoque (pictured above), which was the four door Lamborghini concept. And, I would argue, the best looking car they have ever made. But that’s not all. Keep an eye out for cars with open doors. You can climb inside and get a 360° view of the interior.
It’s Bigger On The Inside!
A fun treat from the Google maps, thanks to Jalopnik. As you see, in the screenshot from street view of Earl’s Court Road in London, the Doctor has left the TARDIS hidden in plain sight. But it gets even better. You can go inside and poke around. Click this link to go to Earl’s Court Road. Once there, look for the double navigation arrows. Clicking those will take you inside the TARDIS, where you can roam around. Here’s a shot from the balcony overlooking the controls.