Google Earth isn’t Just for Viewing Passed out Drunks and Giant Feet
A giant foot? Why, yes, there is a giant foot in Google Earth. Someone posted a video of it. I don’t know why it’s there, but is right there on Passieg de la Ribera on the Spanish Mediterranean coast (41o14’05.54”N. 1o48’34.32”E). I looked it up myself just to make sure. So, Google likes to have fun (unless there’s a real foot using up a parking spot). I can appreciate that. But, Google has actually done something worthwhile with their time too. I’m a little slow finding out about these sorts of things sometimes so maybe I’m years behind and everybody already knows, but did you know that you can tour ancient Rome with Google Earth? I discovered it just today when Neil wanted to know more about Rome and I went to handy Google Earth to show him.
1. Open Google Earth (You’ll need to download it if you don’t already have it).
2. In the sidebar under Layers open the Gallery Dropdown.
3. You can see all sorts of neat things, but click the box that says ancient Rome 3D.
4. Now you can see 5,000 ancient buildings in Rome. Click on one of the yellow ancient buildings and you’ll see a screen pop up with a description (screenshot above).
5. Click on the middle link at the bottom that says “Ancient Roman Landmarks.” This will allow you to see 3D renderings of most of the ancient buildings of Rome (including the city wall) circa 320 A.D. You’ll see what the ancient building looked like hovering above what the city currently looks like.