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Ultra high resolution view of Leicester city centre

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Ultra high resolution view of Leicester city centre

The view from the roof of St. George’s Tower, Leicester

Leicester city centre from above – zoom  and explore.

Looking over Leicester city centre from the roof of St George’s tower.

This view cover some 270 degrees from south east round to north east, showing two edges of the building and the corner just visible at the bottom in the centre of the photo.

The most distant feature visible is Ratcliffe on Soar power station at just over 17 miles away.  Given that there was slight haze, the detail visible in the far distance is quite good. If you can identify a feature more distant, please let us know?

tower view detail

About the image

The image is equivalent to a photo of around 4700 megapixels – it’s created as an image to explore on the web rather than a print, which would need to be some 13 metres long by 3 metres high to show all the detail visible here. Of course if I wanted to make a nicer print I’d wait until a day with some nice clouds in the sky and probably take the photo earlier, with the sun off to the left of the scene.

The photograph is composed of 168 individual shots stitched together using Autopano Giga stitching software [review].

There are more such views on our High Resolution Photography page.

Image location in Leicester

Zoomable view of Leicester

Click on the image to zoom in. See the menu for more viewing options. You can zoom the image in and out with control and shift keys.

If viewed with the full screen option, the controls will appear at the bottom of your browser window – note that you may need to zoom in a bit to easily move around the image. You can click and drag the view around and zoom right in to the limit of the image. Not all browsers work properly in full screen mode.

The Blue Tower

No need to wonder why St George’s is locally know as the ‘Blue Tower’.

This is the view from Granby Street, below. The photo is taken from the roof of the main block on the corner, above the orange panel.

Granby street

Here’s my GigaPan camera mount and heavy duty survey tripod on the roof.

gigapan on roof

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