Thursday, December 20, 2007

Virtual Tourism ! (Click for link)

Back in the early 1970s, I HAD to fly to Munich, Germany to attend an international tourism convention.

Hey, this was part of my job!

I was promoting Missouri as a tourism destination so I had to observe how all the other places presented themselves. It was an awesome experience to see the world package itself to accommodate visitors.

At the end of the official event, I joined a small group of fellow Missourians in two rented VW vans for a 5-day "quick Tour" of Germany, Bavaria, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and a tiny piece of France.

Just outside of Munich, in Upper Bavaria, we saw the Mad Ludwig Castle which was the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella Castle and stopped and walked through a pilgrimage church called Die Wies (The Fields).

Here is the picture I snapped back then of the beautiful church and also a link to a Virtual Tour that offers even better views than we had in person.

So, 30 years later, skip all that airport security angst, delays and expense and sit down at your computer and see the world.

Must be tough to be a State Director of Tourism these days.

(Click on the title and "roam" all around the church).

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