Design and Culture Feats to Marvel at From Your Computer
With the whole country on lockdown right now, we're spending more time at home than ever before. It's tempting to just sit around and watch the TV all day, but you should take this as an opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn about the world, and what it has to offer, all through your computer screen.
Dubai has some of the most amazing architecture in the world. For example, the rotating tower in Dubai, otherwise known as the Dynamic Tower, is due to open in October 2020, and will feature floors that actually rotate, meaning the view never gets dull. You can see and learn about this, and many other amazing buildings and architectural marvels, from the comfort of your own home using Google Maps for example.
Everyone knows about the Pyramids of Egypt, but do you know the history about them or how and why they were constructed? Learn all this and more from your computer. You can even take a virtual tour of them, including seeing them from above, without the need of getting into a helicopter.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
You don't have to go all the way to Los Angeles to see the inside of this incredible museum. Simply visit the Google Arts and Culture website to take a virtual tour. The zoom feature will let you look at the artwork close up, which include works by Renoir, Manet and Rembrandt. With information about each painting next to it, you can also learn all about what you are seeing.
The Sistine Chapel
Visiting the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City is on most people's bucket lists. The next best thing to visiting it would be taking a virtual tour. See Michelangelo's famous ceiling in all of it's glorious detail, and you won't even have to deal with the crowds of tourists. You can also see the Vatican museums, meaning it will keep you busy for hours.
There's so much to learn about NASA, and this is a subject that fascinates adults and children of all ages. NASA offers virtual tours of the main Space Centre, in Houston, and the Langley research center. In addition to viewing these places, you can watch videos and listen to stories about famous space explorations, plus they offer augmented reality (AR) experiences.
So, you can see that you can make this time in lockdown count by learning about different places all around the world. Enrich your knowledge and make a note of the places you want to visit in person, so that when everything is back to normal, you can go on the sightseeing trip for real.