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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- SAMUEL DAVID SINCLAIR
- Explore score
- 4.75 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Feb 20, 2011
- Date taken
- Feb 19, 2011
- environmental, fine art, landscape, nature, travel
The Lobau is a Vienna floodplain on the northern side of the Danube and partly in Großenzersdorf, Lower Austria. It has been part of the Danube-Auen National Park since 1996 and has been a protected area since 1978. It is used as a recreational area and is known as a site of nudism. There is also an oil harbour, and the Austrian Army uses the Lobau as a training ground. In addition to the water coming from the Alps through the Wiener Hochquellenwasserleitung, the Lobau is a source of groundwater for Vienna.
The Donauinsel (Vienna Danube Island) borders the Lobau.
The Lobau was the site of the Battle of Aspern-Essling in 1809, the first major defeat suffered by Napoléon, which was inflicted on him by an Austrian army led by Archduke Charles, and of the Battle of Wagram, a victory for Napoleon that followed two months later.
During the Oil Campaign of World War II, the Lobau oil refinery was bombed beginning on August 22, 1944.
The panorama was taken with a Canon digital camera. And is stitched with 858 individual images. With 22 rows and 39 columns. As tripod head, I used the Gigapan Epic 100.
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