This story began more than 100 years ago when Franz Roubaud, a Russian artist of French origin, was commissioned to create a giant panorama depicting the Battle of Borodino. This battle panorama was painted in a period of very good relations between Russia and France. Due to this fact, this panorama represents not just the point of view of one of the sides at war, but demonstrates the honor and glory of two great nations. The canvas is 14 x 115 meters and was created by Roubaud over the course of a whole year in the suburbs of Munich. The overall image consists of thousands of elements, each of which has its own history.
Visitors look at the panorama from a distance of more than 5 meters. This allows them to see the exhibit on a large scale and feel the events happening holistically, but at the same time, many elements from this distance are difficult to see. In addition, there are so many details that it is difficult to decide on what to pay attention to and what may be of interest to a particular visitor. Everything changed in 2019 due to augmented reality. It was a true innovation for the panorama. Now visitors can see not only the large-scale epic canvas as a whole, but also learn many of the stories depicted on it, feeling the grandeur of Franz Roubaud's plan.
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