Friday, May 30, 2008

Go See London From New York City

As if there weren't enough reasons to go to the city, they've just added another freakin' awesome reason: go to New York to see London (or vice versa).

Artist Paul St. George has created the telectroscope, two giant telescopes, one placed near the Brooklyn bridge and the other near Tower Bridge in London, which allows the viewers to see each other from across the pond in real time, 24 hours a day.

While this crazy Victorian, steampunk'esque telescope looks just like an art piece, the thing that makes it crazy is that it actually works. Instead of using mirrors and somehow making up for the curve of the earth, inside each teletroscope is an HD camera and a screen.

This is the best combination of creative art and technology I've seen in a long time.

The telectroscopes are only going to be around until June 15th, so go get a glimpse while you can. For more info, read more....

Check out the official website here.
And here are the exact addresses of the two telectroscope locations:

The Telectroscope is situated at Fulton Ferry Landing near Brooklyn Bridge.
Fulton Ferry Landing
Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY - 11201
Subway: Lines A and C to High Street or F to York Street


The Telectroscope is situated on the south side of the river near Tower Bridge.
More London Riverside
London SE1 2DB


sang said...

wow. that's crazy. best news so far.

Vicki said...

this is the coolest post. ever.