360 night panorama of San Francisco from Wolf Ridge with monolith cartoons

360 night panorama of San Francisco from Wolf Ridge with monolith -- by Joe Reifer

360 night panorama of San Francisco from Wolf Ridge with monolith — by Joe Reifer

I was shooting 360º night panoramas up at the abandoned Hill 88 missile site in the Marin Headlands last Sunday. The interactive 360 pano below includes a view of San Francisco and a tall concrete monolith. I was telling one of my friends about a humorous series of 2001: A Space Odyssey cartoons by the artist Will Guy, a.k.a. goopymart, when I shot the pano. An enterprising monkey sells bones to the other monkeys, and they strike the monolith. In a follow up cartoon, monkeys are seen driving a monolith repair van with a bone on the roof.

I was planning to display the cartoons next to the finished panorama, but decided to see if I could just embed the photos directly into the 360! Look for the goopymart cartoons on the monolith in the panorama below. You can also link to two other 360 views from Wolf Ridge right inside the panorama. The virtual tour links work in both the Flash and HTML version of the pano. Looks great on an iPad!

Update April 2013: This virtual tour now includes cross-dissolves between panos, an interactive map, and directional sound that emanates from the monolith (dissolves and sound are not iDevice compatible).

Pioneering the world of full moon abandoned places 360 panoramas with embedded cartoons since 2012.