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Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra for the first time presented a virtual tour of the monastery for members of the international tourism exhibition World Travel Market London (WTM), the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
All visitors can enjoy an 11-minute virtual tour of the famous monastery, including places that are normally closed or inaccessible to the visitors, told RIA Novosti the novitiate of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, Ivan Tipanov.
Putting on a mask for virtual reality, visitors to the exhibition are at the height of bird flight on an architectural complex of the Lavra. Pointing the sighting device can be caused to the interest of the Church, receiving both a historical reference about him.
According to Kazanskaya, the idea of making a virtual movie came this spring, when one of the European exhibitions novices of the monastery saw this technology in action. “With the help of modern technology and virtual reality, each person can be in our monastery and see its beauty. And not only photos and video, namely, to discover and to go through, albeit a virtual one, in our monastery. With this tour you can get even in those places where in ordinary life the common man the way closed: it is the altar of the Dormition Cathedral, where it is not accepted women; the bell tower, which is not always possible to climb. We also recorded the bells, the Tsar Bell, which weighs 72 tons and tolls only on major religious holidays, not more than 10 times a year”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, development of the project from concept to installation took six months. The shooting took place in August, when in Sergiev Posad warm Sunny weather, and the territory of Lavra surrounded by flowers.
“The shooting was carried out using drones and GoPro cameras with the technology of lifting to a height of eight meters. Was conducted a lot of work to script translators… But the result speaks for itself: this morning there was a queue to wander on our laurels. We don’t want to lag behind from new technology. Soon the video will be available on the website of Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra”, — said the novice.