With the digital representation of cities ever improving it is possible to create some stunning panoramic images from simple screen grabs. Pictured above and below is a panorama of San Francisco captured from Microsoft's Virtual Earth:
To appreciate the image it really needs to be viewed at full resolution - view the high res version (6mb).
Want to create your own? Follow our step by step tutorial on creating high resolution panoramas from Virtual Earth for print.
The tutorial is also available for Google Earth.