Dickensian Gloucester was brought to life in a Victorian Christmas Market which took place between Thursday 15th November and Sunday 25th November .

Characters in traditional dress, live blacksmith demonstrations and a carousel and helter-skelter added a touch of historical flavour to this popular event which ran for 11 days.

Visitors soaked up the festive atmosphere and stop for a mulled wine or bite to eat at one of the many food stalls at the market selling everything from hot sausages to mince pies.

Artisan producers from across Gloucestershire and beyond were on hand to help you find that unique art, craft or culinary gift for a loved one that you will not find on the high street.

Infocus360 created a 180° virtual tour of every stall available on the first day. Using a special camera we were able to visit every stall and take a unique photo of the traders and their stall which enables viewers to look around and see what they offer. This offers a level of detail and interactivity not possible with traditional photography without taking multiple images.

In addition, after the sun had set and the lights of the carousel were lighting up the market, we captured a few minutes of the atmosphere from the market. Using our 8K 3D 360 camera and a special 4.7m tripod, we got a unique view of the market as shoppers and traders interacting as you pan the camera around yourself. Because you can choose where you look, you’re compelled to repeat the video and view something new each time as you look around. If you have a Virtual Reality headset like an Oculus Go or a Google Cardboard, you can view this in 3D which makes it even more immersive. This video was shared on Facebook and YouTube (note, 3D only works on YouTube).

We were not hired by Gloucester Quays to complete this project, but felt it was a great way to showcase some of what is possible in 360° and also showcase the amazing traders and their handmade, handcrafted products for people to see and encourage them to brave the traffic and parking to visit the market while it is available.

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