Google has just unveiled their latest Street View location, the International Space Station, but they also recently visited the famous fictional kingdom.
As we recently reported, Google Street View unveiled its latest landmark available for exploring, the International Space Staiton. But the search engine also recently unveiled something perhaps even more amazing: a trip to the fictional world of Game of Thrones.
If you love Game of Thrones, you’ll love this latest entry into Google Street View, which takes you to the fictional kingdoms depicted in the popular HBO series. It shows you the actual locations where the kingdoms depicted in the series are filmed, and describes some of the backstory to each.
For instance, you can tour Kings Landing in Croatia, the Water Gardens of Dorne in Spain, or Winterfell in North Ireland.
Here are a couple excerpts from Google’s descriptions of these fictional places.
King’s Landing: “The Targaryens made the Iron Throne from the swords of defeated rulers, fused by dragonfire, establishing King’s Landing as their capital city, and remained the ruling power on the continent until deposed by Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon. The location chosen by The Game of Thrones producers to become King’s Landing was Dubrovnik, a medieval walled city in Croatia.”
Water Gardens of Dorne: “The beautiful Water Gardens of Dorne, private residence of the House Martell, comes alive in the Real Alcázar of Seville, Spain. You can walk through its maze garden of bushes and flowers as Trystane with his betrothed Myrcella Baratheon or, like Prince Doran, admire the beauty of the palace domains around the high wall that flanks the garden. The fight between the Dornish guards, Sand Snakes and Ser Jamie & Bronn also breaks out in these gardens.”
Or, if you’re not up to Game of Thrones, you can take a panoramic 360-degree view of the space station for yourself, gazing at the Earth below or wandering through the ISS to see what astronauts have to deal with.
“The International Space Station is a marvel of modern science and engineering,” Google says on the description of the video, embedded below. “Astronauts have occupied the pressurized modules for over 16 years, and now you can explore their work and living spaces in Google Street View. From the research, to the ‘orbital outhouse’ to the inspirational views back down to Earth from the cupola.”