Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Limburg Monastery Interactive History Model

SketchUp Islander Aerilius has created a unique "interactive history" model of the Limburg Monastery. The above illustration is a reconstruction. Below is an illustration of the ruins of the same structure, located on Google Earth today.

The tour and multi-layered model created by Aerilius is one of th best (both beautiful and most interesting... and functional) I have ever seen on Google Earth. It runs smoothly and includes attractive history "pop up bubbles" describing the building as it existed in stages over its 700 year history. If you like buildings and history, check it out.

Models like this could be used for a potential "3D historic buildings layer" on Google Earth which I mentioned in this post

To download and see these models in 3D just click on the images. Happy weekend, Everybody!