Photographer David Bergman created this gigapixel panorama of the Inauguration, which enables you to play “Where’s Waldo” with folks like Al Gore and Newt Gingrich, count the snipers deployed around the Capitol, mercilessly mock folks who fell asleep during the ceremony, and generally goggle at the greatness of technology. This is a better view than you’d have had were you actually there!

(Bergman says on his blog, “I’ve only just started to explore the photo myself, but I found Yo-Yo Ma taking a picture with his iPhone.”)

PS. A friend pointed out that users at the gigapan web site are marking their favorite parts of the photo – like the Man with Two Brains.


  1. #1 Anon
    January 23, 2009

    There’s a man with four eyes just behind the President and to his left–behind the woman with the red scarf!

    Our alien overlords have slipped up!

  2. #2 bsci
    January 23, 2009

    Speaking of Where’s Waldo, I noticed someone walking around in full Waldo attire. Alas, neither he or I was anywhere near the section in that photograph.

  3. #3 Gray Gaffer
    January 24, 2009

    There are four comfy looking chairs behind Obama. Occupied by – L to R – Biden, Empty (Obama’s?), Bush, skip Cheney because of his wheelchair, then somebody I do not recognize. Who is it?

    There is a 1/3 rd person at the front of the open corridoor in the bottom right of the image.

    This was a massive stitch. I wonder how long it took to align and feather in? On what hardware? And boy did they use a superb lens.

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