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Journey through the Swiss Alps with Google Street View

Albula/Bernina railway with Street View Trike
Albula/Bernina railway with Street View Trike
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It seems Google Street View will go anywhere these days to capture beautiful images, including riding the train along the famous UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina railway line with Street View cameras attached.

The Albula/Bernina railway line is over 100 years old and is still an important link between Italy and Switzerland. Google partnered with UNESCO and Rhaetian Railways for the project, allowing them to secure a Street View Trike to the leading wagon of a train. The trike then captured 360-degree imagery along almost the entire length of the 128km track meandering through the Swiss Alps – over 196 bridges and through 55 tunnels.

The images were captured last year, presumably in Autumn as foliage began to change hue.

Earlier this month, Google released Street View images taken along the Amazon river and through rainforest trails.

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Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.