This site features more than 10,000 360-degree interactive panoramas, all taken by G. Donald Bain. These amazing photographs show you exactly what it is like to be in a particular place - you can look in any direction, all the way around, even up and down. It's the next best thing to being there!
This new version of my website, with the name "Don Bain's 360° Panoramas", went on-line October 1, 2011, replacing "Don Bain's Virtual Guidebooks" which had been around since January 1, 2000.
Once the new site was up and running I stopped adding new content to Virtual Guidebooks, instead concentrating my efforts on the new 360's version. Continuing work on the site's internal structure has continued throughout 2012 and into 2013. Sorry for all the broken links!
In January 2013 I made the major step of redirecting all the top level pages (states and regions) automatically from the old Virtual Guidebooks site to the new 360° site.
New panoramas are added to this site continuously. To see what I have been doing recently refer to the Chronological List, which shows my trips and new panoramas day by day.
The 360° Panoramas Blog (formerly The Virtual Guidebooks Blog) is published now and then, with news and views about the website "Don Bain's 360° Panoramas".
The most important blogs in the couple of years are those about my epic trip through Canada to Alaska in Fall 2010.
For older news and commentary see the Blog Archive