Google may have its evil aspects, but you have to admit they do some damn cool things with techology via their deep, deep pockets. F’rinstance, now you can tour Angkor Wat (and many other such temples) via Google Street View. Fascinating stuff!
Angkor Wat Might Be the Prettiest Street View Yet
Fresh outta Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the latest addition to Google Maps’ already considerable portfolio of beautiful places you can explore using Street View. It’s one of the most stunning places on the entire planet, and Google stepped up its game accordingly.
A little news from my home state here: a tribe in Arizona is trying to install a glass-bottomed walkway on the edge of the Grand Canyon. The idea is that tourists will want to walk 70 feet out over the canyon and look straight down. This sounds like a cool idea, if they can make it structurally sound. Can the rocks it will be attached to withstand the erosion which made the canyon in the first place? I guess we’ll eventually find out. However, they want to charge $25 per person. $25 to walk 70 feet and back? The view had better be a damned good one!