Virtual Travel: Index of places

See the Introduction for an explanation of what is available and why, and a key to the markings in the list here.
Also read it if you are not familiar with how to fly virtually over the Earth on Google maps.


ΠArundel Castle, West Sussex
Arundel Castle: on top of the big central ring tower
Arundel Castle: the south-east facade from the gardens below
ΠCanterbury Cathedral, Kent
ΠLondon: the Palace of Westminster from the south
ΠLondon: the Palace of Westminster from the north-east; Big Ben
London: entrance of Westminster Abbey
Œ London: Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square
ΠLondon: Buckingham Palace
ΠLondon: the Eye and the Dungeon/Sea Life Aquarium
ΠLondon: Tower Bridge
ΠLondon: the Tower
Œ London: St Paul’s Cathedral
London: London: inside St Paul’s Cathedral
Œ London: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
ΠLondon: the Shard, Southwark
ΠLondon: the City skyline
ΠLondon: the O2 arena
Œ Cambridge: the university district, St John’s College
ΠCambridge: the Bridge of Sighs
ΠManchester: the Palace Theatre
Manchester: the house in Stanley Road Whalley Range where I lived 1972-4


ΠEdinburgh: the castle
Œ Edinburgh: Arthur’s Seat
Œ Edinburgh: Holyrood House Palace, Abbey Queen’s Gallery
Œ Laurencekirk: Johnston Lodge a £1.7m property to be won in a £25 raffle if you can solve a crossword


ΠMont Blanc highest peak west of the Caucasus
ΠMarseille: ships in a container port in the docks
ΠMarseille: main railway station
ΠMarseille: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde at the city's highest point, crowned by golden statue of the Virgin Mary
ΠSaint-Tropez: La Citadelle museum of maritime history
ΠSaint-Tropez: old town waterfront
Saint-Tropez: old town waterfront
ΠParis: the Eiffel Tower
Paris: the Eiffel Tower
Œ Paris: the Place and Jardins du Trocadéro
ΠParis: the Arc de Triomphe
ΠParis: the Grand Palais
ΠParis: Pyramide du Louvre
ΠParis: Cathedral of Notre Dame
Paris: Cathedral of Notre Dame
Œ Paris: Cathedral of Sacré-Coeur
Château de Montségur in the Ariège department: just below one wall (which you can “walk” through, under an arch, to the interior, then out the other side!)
Œ Paris: overview of La Défense just outside the city to the west, by Puteaux, toward Nanterre
Œ Paris:iconic triangular arch place at La Défense


Œ Amsterdam: Buildings on the water’s edge
Œ Amsterdam: Koninklijk Theater Carré by Amstel Lock on a canal, with boats
ΠAmsterdam: a canal-side row of houses
ΠAmsterdam: Posthoornkerk and Museum Geelvinck


ΠNeuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria


ΠWarsaw: Palace of Culture and Science


Giza: The Sphinx
Giza: The Great Pyramid


ΠMontreal: centre of the city from the waterfront


ΠNew York: Statue of Liberty
ΠNew York: South Manhattan
ΠNew York: the Empire State Building
ΠNew York: Manhattan looking south from Central Park
ΠManhattan: 15 Central Park West where on 11 October 2017 the news saidSting and his wife Trudie Styler sold their penthouse duplex taking up the 16th and 17th floors, and overlooking Central Park, for $50 million
ΠSan Francisco: the Golden Gate Bridge
ΠThe Hollywood Sign landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California
ΠHollywood Universal Studios: The Simpsons Ride
ΠHollywood Universal Studios: Universal Plaza in a sad state, it seems
ΠHollywood Universal Studios: Waterworld
ΠHollywood Universal Studios: Harry Potter etc.
ΠMount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota view 1 view 2
ΠLas Vegas: the Mandalay Bay Hotel where a gunman firing from the 32nd floor killed 58 people and injured 546 at an open air concert next door on 1st October 2017
ΠLas Vegas: the sphinx in front of the glass pyramid shaped Luxor next door (north side) to the Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas: the Mandalay Bay from north-east across Las Vegas Boulevard
Hawaii: Waikoloa Village Oasis Lifestyle Village Buddha Point
Hawaii: same Buddha Point from the garden path

Remember: this list is random and arbitrary!
Œ Wheatland, house just outside Lancaster, Pennsylvania famously home of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, who in 1861 told his successor Abraham Lincoln, as he led him to the podium where Lincoln would be inaugurated as the next US president: “My dear sir, if you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.”
Buchanan was leaving Washington with his reputation in tatters with the Civil War about to start, and was looking forward to a peaceful retirement. Yet it was anything but; such was the animosity directed towards him in public, he could no longer drink in his favourite local taverns. He spent much of his post-presidency holed up at Wheatland.
Outside, the nation tore itself apart in a bloody conflict that became known as “Buchanan’s War”. The intervening years have not been any kinder. Buchanan consistently ranks bottom in lists of “best presidents”.
ΠLancaster, Pennsylvania: The County Courthouse
ΠLancaster, Pennsylvania: The Barshinger Center which is a concert Hall


Pyramid at Chichen Itza Had the people who built this really never been to Egypt?


ΠRio de Janeiro: huge Cristo Redentor statue
ΠRio de Janeiro: Mountain with Cristo Redentor on top
ΠRio de Janeiro: Ipanema beach suburb


ΠCusco: The hill at Saqsaywaman ancient capital of the Inca empire
Cusco: A wall at Saqsaywaman


Œ Northern Territory: Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)