These 360° Photos from Around Los Angeles Are Almost Too Astonishing to Be Real

Entire scenes from Venice, Downtown, and Pasadena are captured in a single image

The below photos from local photographer Jim Newberry show scenes from the city in 360 degrees, which, for those keeping score at home, is the maximum number of degrees. You don’t have to understand how these images work (but seriously, how is there no one holding the camera?), you just have to accept that they’re awesome.

Griffith Observatory

There’s literally no better place to be at golden hour.

Venice Canals

Honestly, maybe even better than actual Venice.

Grand Central Market

It’s gentrifying faster than ever, but at least now we’ll always have this photo to remember how it *used* to look.

Pasadena City Hall

One of the 100 greatest buildings in the city.

The Jerry Maguire Video Store

Remember how that video store opened that was stocked with only VHS copies of Jerry Maguire? If you missed it, you can still experience it here.

DTLA’s Neptune Glassworks 

Literally every person in this image is holding a lit blowtorch, and if you’re now completely reconsidering your career, that’s totally reasonable.

Central Library

Be sure to look up a the ceiling.

Thomas Harlander is a staff writer at Los Angeles magazine. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram. He recently wrote: A Local’s Guide to the 100 Architectural Wonders of L.A.