Apr 4th, 2012

Okay, it’s stuff like this that makes it hard not to love Google. The Google Art project has teamed up with the Street View team to allow anyone in the world to take a virtual 360 degree tour of the White House, using nothing but Google Maps. You can actually take the very same public walking tour from your Android device, as if you were there in person.

As someone who hasn’t traveled much, this is a fun way for me to take a tour, I might not have otherwise seen in my entire life. The fellas at Google even used their powerful HD cameras to capture super high-resolution pics of all the artwork, allowing users to zoom all the way in to brush level, viewing every stoke of paint used to craft these historical paintings. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to share this with my friends and family. You can take the virtual tour for yourself on your computer using the link below, or on your Android device by looking up the White House, and then diving into Street View. Pretty cool, huh?

[Google Art Project | Via Gizmodo | Ubergizmo]