Northumberlandia Goes Virtual with Support from Local Business Northumberlandia, the stunning representation of a reclining lady and currently the World’s largest landform sculpture, can now be visited by millions worldwide thanks to the intervention of two local businesses.
Newcastle360 principal James McRoy, who is a Google Trusted Photographer, undertook the photography of the project with the support of Glass Frog Digital, a Sunderland-based digital marketing organisation. ‘Northumberlandia’ is such a beautiful and significant landmark in the North East and I was delighted to be given the opportunity of creating a virtual tour to be displayed on Google. With the sponsorship support of Glass Frog Digital, who covered the cost of the shoot, the Lady can now be visited from anywhere in the world just by opening a web browser and going to http://bit.ly/NorthumberlandiaTour . There are four different view levels, each accessed by clicking on the numbers at the bottom right of the web page.’ said James. ‘While Google Tours are a fantastic shop window for businesses, which is what we normally shoot, thye are also a brilliant way for people to visit places that they would not normally be able to see. Virtual tourism is on the rise and these tours are very popular with the armchair traveller.
The tour also opens up new sponsorship opportunities to help with the upkeep of the site. A partnership of organisations are responsible for the creation and management of Northumberlandia, the Lady of the North. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, Northumberlandia is 100 feet high and a quarter of a mile long.
The Park was built by the Banks Group as part of the restoration of the adjacent Shotton surface coal mine on land donated by Blagdon Estates. The £3 million cost of the project was privately funded by the Banks Group and the Blagdon Estate.
The Land Trust have responsibility for managing the park for the benefit of the local community with the support of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
END For further information contact James McRoy on +44 191 516 6262, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gavin Cole at Glass Frog Digital on +44 191 516 6264 or by email at email@example.com
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