In the old days, taking a panoramic picture required an elaborate electro-mechanical device and expensive, special film processing.  Fortunately, now anybody with a $100 pocket digital camera can take some pretty cool panorama pictures (ain't software amazing).
The photos here were taken with a Sony CyberShot during the summer of 2013. Click on any picture if you'd like to display and enlarge it.Then, get out there and take in some panoramas of your own. It's a big, big world, and this life is so, so short.
Place des Vosges - Paris
Place des Vosges, Paris France - June 11 2013.
Bar Baron Rouge - Paris
Baron Rouge Wine Bar, 11th Arondissement, Paris - June 11 2013.
Opera House - Stuttgart
Staatsoper (Opera House), Stuttgart Germany - June 14 2013.
Panicale
Piazza Umberto I - Panicale Italy - June 17 2013.
Panicale
Caroline Fortin (my much-better half) and another view of Piazza Umberto I - Panicale Italy - June 17 2013.
Orvieto
View from atop Orvieto Italy - June 18 2013.
Orvieto
Cathedral at Orvieto - June 18 2013.
Cortona
View from Cortona Italy - June 19 2013.
Cortona
Cortona - June 19 2013.
Perugia
Perugia Italy - June 20 2013.
Perugia
My buddy Fabrizio Pedetta clowning around in his hometown of Perugia - June 20 2013.
Podere Scarabattolli Agriturismo
Podere Scarabattolli Agriturismo - Signa Italy - June 23 2013.
CastelloLaLecciaSanGimignano
Castello La Leccia Winery - San Gimignano (Chianti Region) Italy - June 23 2013.
Florence
Cathedral del Duomo - Florence Italy - June 24 2013.
Florence
View of Florence from Piazza Michelangelo - June 24 2013.
Florence Arno River
The Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio - Florence - June 24 2013.
Caroline swimming at Pistoia Italy - June 25 2013.
Harbor at Ancona Italy
Harbor at Ancona Italy - June 26 2013.
Split
Split Croatia - June 26 2013.
Split
Split - June 26 2013.
Split
Split - June 26 2013.
Split from Marjan Park
Split from Marjan Park - June 27 2013.
Split from Marjan Park
Bosnia-Herzegovina at a rest stop while underway to Dubrovnik - June 29 2013.
Dubrovnik
Near the entrance to the walled city of Dubrovnik Croatia - June 29 2013.
Grad Dubrovnik from atop the wall of the city - June 29 2013.
Dubrovnik - Lokrum
On the island of Lokrum near Dubrovnik - June 29 2013.
Dubrovnik from Lokrum
View of Dubrovnik from atop Fort Royal on the island of Lokrum - June 29 2013.
Dubrovnik War Dead
The dead sons of Dubrovnik from the 1990s War of Independence - photo taken June 29 2013.
Town square - Grad Dubrovnik
Town square - Grad Dubrovnik, as the people celebrate Croatia's last day of independence from the European Union - June 30 2013.
Dubrovnik
Grad Dubrovnik from atop the cable car station - June 30 2013.
Zagreb
Zagreb Croatia - July 1 2013.
Rovinj
Rovinj Croatia - July 3 2013.
Concert on the harbor at Rovinj
Concert on the harbor at Rovinj - July 3 2013.
Pula Colosseum
Colosseum in Pula where concerts are still held - July 4 2013.
PulaCitadel
My cousins Giovanni and Guglielmo Bartolini, aged 7 and 10, at the Citadel in Pula - July 4 2013.
Pula Beach
An inlet on the Adriatic near Pula - July 4 2013.
Svetvinčenat
The old fort in Svetvinčenat Croatia - July 6 2013.
Motovun
Caroline atop the walled city of Motovun Croatia - July 6 2013.
Motovun
Another view from Motovun - July 6 2013.
Bale Croatia
Potted cactus in the town of Bale Croatia - July 7 2013.
Leonberg Town Center
Town Center - Leonberg Germany - July 10 2013.
Stuttgart Sky Beach
Caroline and our buddy Karin Conrad (my old French teacher) ham it up at the "Sky Beach" atop the Kaufhof Building, Stuttgart - July 12 2013.
Tübingen
Tübingen Germany - July 14 2013.
Richmond
The Thames at Richmond UK - July 17 2013.
Trafalger
Trafalger Square London - July 18 2013.
London from the Hungerford Bridge
London from the Hungerford Bridge - July 18 2013.
London from the Westminster Bridge
London from the Westminster Bridge - July 19 2013.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace - July 19 2013. Note the TV crew camps to the right, awaiting news of the royal birth.
Our buddies Peter, Giorgia, Erik and Karl Romain in the backyard of their house in Richmond UK - July 20 2013.
Les Bourdeillettes Hautes
Les Bourdeillettes Hautes in the Dordogne - July 23 2013.
Another view of Les Bourdeillettes Hautes
Another view of Les Bourdeillettes Hautes - July 23 2013.
Sunflowers near Bourdeilles France
Sunflowers near Bourdeilles France - July 23 2013.
Brantôme
Brantôme France - July 24 2013.
Bordeaux
A woman plays a public piano while a bird watches her in the main train station of Bordeaux - July 25 2013.
Diner en Blanc Montreal
Diner en Blanc Montreal Olympic Park - August 15 2013.
Me.
Me on the back porch in Montreal - August 17 2013. Photo taken on an iPhone 5 by my buddy Francois Lemoine.
Thus ended our rather peripatetic summer of 2013. Happy trails to us all; See you around the internets.