Five Great Yarmouth landmarks which have had the Google Earth treatment
PUBLISHED: 12:57 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:31 01 October 2018
Since launching nearly 17 years, Google Earth has been turning satellite pictures of the planet into spectacular 3D images.
And while world famous landmarks including the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat and Sydney Opera House are yet to get the full 3D treatment, one place that has is Great Yarmouth.
Users can fly over the town and observe its sights from a unique perspective - including these five Great Yarmouth icons:
• St George’s Theatre
The theatre was commissioned in 1714, and restored in 2009.
• The Minster
The Minster Church of St Nicholas was founded in 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich.
• The Winter Gardens and Wellington Pier
Shown looking towards Yarmouth’s beach, the Winter Gardens was brought to the town in 1904, having been built in Torquay. It has just been added to English Heritage’s At Risk Register. Wellington Pier opened in 1853.
• Royal Naval Hospital
Commissioned in 1806, the hospital was built to treat the sick and wounded of the North Sea Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars. It closed as a hospital in 1994 and is now residential accommodation.
• Nelson’s Monument
The monument to Norfolk’s hero, Lord Horatio Nelson, was built from 1817-1819 and commemorates the Admiral’s four great naval victories - The Nile, Copenhagen, St Vincent, and Trafalgar.
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