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Daemon
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panorama

(noun) An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area.

Synonyms: vista

Usage: The panorama from the summit, with glistening lakes and green forests in every direction, is unmatched in the east.
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Once more, I encourage to remember the etymon of the words we're using, to be aware of its root, deeper meaning:
Pan (all) + orama (sight, from 'orao' = 'I see' in Ancient Greek)
From here, the meaning becomes 'e-vident' :-) (ex + video = I see, in Latin)
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Beyond the reach of gathering darkness, the panorama from the summit ... with the moon that drops through the clear spaces of the western sky ... would that our souls might walk!





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pan = all + Greek horama = sight from horan = to see
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2- range
The entire vast panorama of problems which come under the heading of foreign policy
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a complete comprehensive view

a panorama of American history
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entering the valley leading to mont blanc was an incredible vista
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The English itinerant portrait painter Robert Barker coined the word "panorama", from Greek pan ("all") horama ("view") in 1792 to describe his paintings of Edinburgh, Scotland shown on a cylindrical surface, which he soon was exhibiting in London, as "The Panorama". In 1793 Barker moved his panoramas to the first purpose-built panorama building in the world, in Leicester Square, and made a fortune.

Abbey Mont Saint-Michel, France • 360° Aerial Panorama


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A truly panoramic view only works if the viewer can either move their eyes, from left to right or move their head, in the same manner. If this is accomplished, then the viewer has, so ever slightly been involved in a portion of the creative process; wouldn't you all agree? In my constructions I purposely include various aspects that also draw the viewer to move forward, thereby closely examining a piece but then must move back in order to view the piece in its entirety.
Milica Boghunovich
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panorama
(noun) An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area.
Synonyms: vista
Usage: The panorama from the summit, with glistening lakes and green forests in every direction, is unmatched in the east.

This morning I was spellbound by the panorama of thunder and lightening dark clouds spreading swiftly skyward.
NKM
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I should construe "vista" (Spanish visto/vista, past participle of ver -- "to see") as a narrower, less comprehensive view than "panorama" -- i.e., "what you see" rather than "all you can see."

Kevin Faircloth
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When using a smartphone, panoramic photos use more than normal amount of photographic memory.
Dr WWWW
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Then there is the Cyclorama, exemplified by that on display in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA.


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The "Cyclorama" was a very popular form of entertainment in the late 1800's, both in America and Europe. These massive oil-on-canvas paintings were displayed in special auditoriums and enhanced with landscaped foregrounds sometimes featuring trees, grasses, fences and even life-sized figures. The result was a three-dimensional effect that surrounded the viewers who stood on a central platform, literally placing them in the center of the great historic scene. Most cycloramas depicted dramatic events such as great battles, religious epics, or scenes from great works of literature. Hundreds were painted and exhibited in Europe and America during the 1800's, yet most were lost or destroyed as their popularity died out with the introduction of a more entertaining art form, motion pictures.

The "Battle of Gettysburg" Cyclorama at Gettysburg National Military Park is one that has survived. This fantastic painting brings the fury of the final Confederate assault on July 3, 1863 to life, providing the viewer with a sense of what occurred at the battle long touted as the turning point of the Civil War.

From the National Park Sevice Website - Gettysburg
Irma Crespo
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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS PANORAMA 445. APPEARANCE NOUNS 6. view, scene, sight; prospect, Outlook, lookout, vista, perspective; scenery, scenic view; scape, landscape, seascape, riverscape, waterscape, airscape, skyscape, cloudscape, cityscape, townscape; diorama, cosmorama, georama. The house we saw today had a great panorama.
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