New VR Telescope Lets You Time Travel to 1600s Paris

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A new publicly available VR telescope called Timescope has been installed near the 

Pont d’Arcole bridge in Paris, allowing passers-by a 360-degree glimpse at the very streets surrounding them as they appeared in 1628.


Conde Nast Traveler

, "By looking into the machine, which is free to use, you’ll see the cargo barges and fishing trawlers that once crowded the busy river. Point the telescope in a different direction, and see 17th-century architecture and streets built for carriages instead of Citroëns."

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