panorama photography and related projects
This site presents an overview of my panoramas, virtual tours and related projects. I will add recent work as well as selected older material every now and then.
On October 14th, 2021, the Zuylenburgh Collection of vintage scientific objects and instruments was inaugurated at the Boerhaave Museum, Leiden. It consists a.o. of microscopes, telescopes, globes, clocks, chronometers, and more, belonging to the collector Bert Degenaar, Planetarium Zuylenburgh.
Bert Degenaar and Peter Louwman admiring the telescope display. (Peter, a very kind and well-known telescope collector, died in July 2023)
The show-case unwrapped:
Virtual tour (made in 2023) of the show-case with links to object descriptions:
Reprojections of pictorial explanations of a number of very large panoramas made and displayed in a.o. Amsterdam in the beginning of the 19th century:
Source material are the items 010094002561, 010094002562, 010097010965, B00000024262, en 010097014165 (Battle of Waterloo) in the Stadsarchief Amsterdam:
and the 'Beknopte Beschryving der Voornaamste Gebouwen Binnen de Stad Amsteldam' of Pieter Johannes Uylenbroek (1748 - 1808) which I found in the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
On 14 May 1920, the 'Mengelberg Collection' arrived at Huis Bergh in 's-Heerenberg: 175 paintings, sculptures and silver objects. The collection was owned by lord of the castle J.H. van Heek in November 1919 from the heirs of Friedrich Wilhelm Mengelberg in Utrecht, known for his richly decorated interiors of Catholic churches.
The 2021 exhibition Love for the Middle Ages, curated by Annemarie Vels Heijn, was about the fate of the Mengelberg Collection.
In addition to the above virtual tour, on display during the exhibition, I made version with Open Seadragon software which shows all objects in high-resolution:
Virtual tour of an exposition with paintings, drawings and graphics of Hans Landsaat created as part of his ongoing 'Regarding Sebald' project
Virtual tour of a large exhibition with over 50 older and recent paintings, drawings and graphics by Hans Landsaat - 14 panorama's
Virtual tour of the studio in its original state. Shooting date 22 October 2015. See www.h401.org for background information - 12 panoramas
Virtual tour of the exhibition at the Central Museum Utrecht, 14 September 2013 - 18 May 2014 - 11 panoramas, 1 video object (The Jester), 4 videos (Four Last Things) by Klaske Oenema
Last updated: 12 August 2023 - Copyright 2023, Arie P. de Ruiter
Before-after comparison views of the bombardment of the Bezuidenhout on 3 March 1945. The historical RAF aireal photographs and 1939 Smulders Kompas streetmap are part of the collection of Haags Gemeentearchief.
In the eighties of the last century Fred Zieren, surveyor in service of Rijswijk, made several b/w panoramas in the neighbourhood.
Bert Degenaar, one of the experts of the TV program 'Van onschatbare waarde' had the walls of his room decorated with my panorama photo of Viktor IV's ship cabin
Gallery of the biography/catalog of Viktor IV which I scanned and digitized for Bert Degenaar.
Presentation (together with Rob van Gent) for the 'Zonnewijzerkring' (Dutch Sundial Society)
One of the 'Silence' morning concerts (8:00 am) in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, which at that time had all
its windows covered with red film as part of an art project. We saw the sun rising during the concert,
bathing everything and everyone in warm red, an unforgettable experience!
Check the video clips!
A visit to Teylers, the 'museum of a museum', where I has a chance to try out my Theta S camera with a small, magnetic Gorilla tripod. A quick-and-dirty tour but, never mind, the ambience of this museum is amazing.
Renewed introduction to the fantastic work of Jan Bruns, Amsterdam, 2012, 2016 - 5 panoramas ( 3 2012, 2 2016)
Impressions of the All Souls celebration in Vondelpark, Sunday 2 November 2014. See www.allerzieleninhetvondelpark.nl for background information (in Dutch) - 3 panoramas
A project of Stichting Herbergen (Taverns Foundation), meant to celebrate the development of the Noordoostpolder. It took place during Open Monuments Day 2014, at Kraggenburg (NOP). See www.stichtingherbergen.nl for background information (in Dutch) - 10 panoramas
Impressions of the 150-years old Vondelpark, 15 June 2014. The fourth panorama has a video/audio insert (may take time to load)
Amsterdam-Zuid - The former Luther Diaconessen Ziekenhuis is to make place for a luxury apartment building, 15 June 2014
Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 6 - 9 juni 2014. Exposition Dutch Design - SUPERMODELS. An initiative of Concern
24 March 2014 - Video of over 160 images taken with Nikon D800E + Nikkor 10.5mm FE combination, so large angle of view but limited detail. The helicopter ballet is fun to watch though
Highlights of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2013-14. The top version has video inserts in three of the panoramas (may take some time to load) - 6 panoramas in total
Amsterdam-Zuid - A short stroll through part of the Museum Quarter. Liberation Day, 5 May 2013 - 17 panoramas in total
Boulevard of Light - Between Munt and Amstel Hotel the river Amstel was given a makeover with spectacular, contemporary light sculptures (7 December 2012 - 20 January 2013) - 13 panoramas in total
Impressions of the Doors Open Day of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, on 26 mei 2012. A.o. a panorama of Petra Blaisse with her tapistry - 8 panoramas in total
Shooting date 7 november 2012 - The repainted engine room. Extensive information about this museum can be found on the website of Museum Stoomgemaal Halfweg http://www.stoomgemaalhalfweg.nl/
See also the virtual tours and panoramas made in 2010 elsewhere on my website - 6 panoramas in total