High-resolution imagery: a method to view and explore large image files in a web browser; click the thumbnails below (in order of increasing image size) to view.

Four control buttons are provided: zoom-in (clicking or tapping on the image – or pinch-zoom – also does this); zoom-out; home (which resets zooming); and fullscreen (recommended).

Augustus of Prima Porta
24.5 megapixels

Chartres cathedral
26 megapixels

Arch of Constantine, Rome
30.4 megapixels

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna
33.2 megapixels (plus details)

Trajan's Column, Rome
35.2 megapixels

San Giorgio, Modica, Sicily
49.2 megapixels

Doge's Palace detail, Venice
56.8 megapixels

Parthenon, the west frieze
57 megapixels

The Moon
58.3 megapixels

Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus
60.2 megapixels

Arch of Trajan, Benevento
63.4 megapixels

The Eta Carinae nebula
61.6 megapixels

The Triumph of Death
70 megapixels

Notre Dame, Paris
80 megapixels

83.7 megapixels

Siena, cathedral
89.1 megapixels

91 megapixels

Library of Celsus, Ephesus
97 megapixels

St Mark's Basilica, Venice
129 megapixels

Auckland Museum
149.6 megapixels

Auckland's O'Connell Street
194 megapixels

296 megapixels

£1 16s. 4½d.

379 megapixels



Downtown Auckland, 1973
62 megapixels