What’s that peak over there? Ulrich Deuschle’s amazing website makes you a custom panorama showing almost anywhere on earth.
After his greatest human panorama showing Paddington railway station, he painted two moralising series, similar to those of Hogarth.
The mental images which we perceive are created in the brain, which has some fixed ideas about how to do that. They’re not the same as optical laws used in cameras and related devices.
Long forgotten now, panoramas were hugely popular in the 1800s, and some were strongly narrative.
No matter how old and jaded you get, you can always appreciate the breath-taking view from the top of a hill, as the earth sweeps out in myriad details, as far as the distant horizon.
you can see the Isle of Wight for ever: a panorama.