Digital Escapes From Around the World

March 30, 2020

Anchored sailboat, view from drone

Looking for a way to pass the time on your lunch break or better yet, a simple way to entertain your new “co-workers”? We found some digital escapes sure to please a variety of audiences at home.

Here are some of our favorite virtual experiences from around the world.

Skyline Webcams | Major Cities and Tourist Attractions

We may all be stuck at home, but we can still travel in our imaginations. Webcam aggregator allows you to see numerous landmarks all over the world in real-time.

Art Selfie | Anywhere, Everywhere

To make art more accessible to everyone, Google created an experiment that finds your doppelgänger among tens of thousands of artworks from the collections of their partner museums around the world. Watch the video, install the app, take a selfie, and search to see if any look like you.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York City, New York

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City — The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.

The Uffizi Gallery | Florence, Italy

The Uffizi was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de’Medici to house the Granducal Magistratures of Tuscany. Over time, the top floor loggia became an exhibition of the dynastic collection of ancient sculpture, artwork and artifacts.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium | Monterey, California

Be delighted by the antics of the sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of the jellies. With 10 live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Contributed by Victoria Larocca

Dave Perry-Miller, Luxury Real Estate, Must-Have Monday, North Texas, Vacation Homes


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