Posted on March 19, 2010 by John Thavis
Villanova University professor Paul Wilson checks focus and exposure while photographing a 360-degree virtual reality tour of St. Peter’s Basilica. (CNS/Paul Haring)
VATICAN CITY — You have to check this out.
The virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, a joint project of Villanova University and the Vatican, has been launched here on the Vatican Web site.
We’ve written about the university’s filming team, who have already assembled a virtual tour of the Basilica of St. John Lateran are working on one for St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Sistine Chapel is stunning, in floor-to-ceiling detail. You can crawl up and down Michelangelo’s frescoes with the mouse — just don’t spin it too quickly or you’ll get dizzy.
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