A Visit to the Virtual Versailles
Did you ever fantasize that the watchman would forget about you and that somehow you’d get to stay on in the museum all alone after closing time? That’s what it feels like virtually prowling through the emptied museum galleries included in Google’s new ‘Art Project,’ which applies the gliding and peeking 360 technology of Google-Earth to some of the world’s finest institutions—from the Met to London’s National Gallery to Madrid’s Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. I love slinking down the halls in Versailles via this link, wandering the Hall of Mirrors and always spinning my cursor around to check out the grand chandeliers and painted ceilings. Bravo, Google!