The Ename abbey gardens around 1665 (image: Visual Dimension bvba)
We recently made a virtual reconstruction of the Ename abbey gardens in 1665 and 1730, which is now available onlien and in multiple forms in the context of the free exhibition Old Love at the Ename Heritage Centre.
The Ename Heritage Centre and archaeological site (photo: Daniel Pletinckx)
The 3D virtual reconstruction can be superimposed on the real landscape by looking through “peep boxes” containing a transparant 3D print of the reconstruction.
18th century peep boxes combined with 21th century VR on the 2nd floor of the Heritage Centre (photo: Veerle Delange)
Additionally, an interactive walktrough of the abbey gardens in 1665 and 1730 can be experienced with any VR headset and any tablet (and can be viewed also on any desktop).
Ename abbey gardens in 1665 (image: Visual Dimension bvba)
Here is the 1665 tour on VR headset and tablet or desktop (for the headset version, push START on both sides before you put your smartphone in the cardboard viewer).
Overview of the French gardens in the Ename abbey in 1730 (image: Visual Dimension bvba)
And here is the 1730 tour in the new French gardens of the abbey on VR headset and tablet or desktop.
Garden pavilion in the French gardens in 1730 (image: Visual Dimension bvba)