Very Derry provides access to a collection of Quicktime Virtual Reality(VR) panoramas of Derry.
The Locations page gives a menu of panoramas in Derry and the surrounding area on the left hand margin and a randomly selected panorama in the body of the page.
The Map page gives access to these via a Google Map with clickable pins. Clicking on a pin shows a small thumbnail preview, which in turn leads through to the panorama itself.
If you use the controls to zoom out you will see locations in Counties, Derry, Donegal and Tyrone as well as in Derry City.
For other panoramas further afield you will have to wait for Very Ireland. In particular there is a large collection of panoramas of the Aran Islands in preparation.
You can contact the photographer, George Row, via this email address:
He says: “Everyone has their favourite places that they like to visit to get away from it all. I love hearing about the special landscapes that people have discovered. So if you have any ideas for a place that should be covered, or a particular spot from which there is a great view, please feel free to send me an email.”
At present the Very Ireland site just redirects back here but soon a full map of Ireland will be provided that gives access to panoramic images through-out the country. In many respects VeryDerry is a prototype for VeryIreland.
If you are interested in VeryIreland then joining the (Yahoo) mailing list below would be one of the best ways to guarantee that you are amongst the first people on the internet to hear when Veryireland is ready to receive visitors.
Membership is open to anyone interested. You can unsubscribe at any time using the standard Yahoo links mentioned below every email.
Everyone who is on the mailing list at the time when VeryIreland goes live will be invited to the official launch party.