The Secret Door or "A Porta Secreta" (in Portuguese) is a website that allows you to get to know the interior of different places in the world, such as big stores, stadiums, museums and even Disney parks. The surprise destination and changes according to the platform access. With the help of the traditional navigation arrows of Street View, Google Maps system, the feature offers a simple operation, with only one door. Each click (or "push") a different trip.
Before starting the discovery, it is important to note that the site activates background music, once the page is loaded. So if you are in a quiet environment, remember to plug in your headphones or mute your PC volume. Here's how to use The Secret Door to travel to different places on the planet without leaving your home.
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The Secret Door is a website to discover curious places around the world Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Giantomaso
Step 1. Access The Secret Door website (safestyle-windows.co.uk/the-secret-door). Hover your mouse over the wooden door and, when a hand drawing appears, click to open it;
Mouse over the door and click when the highlight appears with your hand in The Secret Door Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Giantomaso
Step 2. The next page will open the door to a surprise location. During the tests, it was possible to explore museums in Asia, football stadiums in the United States, Disney parks and antique and collectible stores from around the world;
The Secret Door allows you to explore stadiums, shops, museums and parks Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Giantomaso
Step 3. On the platform it is only possible to navigate the place with the arrows of Street View. If desired, the user can go, at most, to the facades of the premises. According to the tests, the only environments that allow external navigation within the site are commercial addresses, without residences;
Only a few environments can also be explored on the outside with The Secret Door Photo: Reproduction / Isabela Giantomaso
Step 4. To find out the neighborhood or city of the destination, click on "View on Google Maps" in the upper left corner of the screen. The feature will open a new tab in the browser and show the exact location of the exploration in a rectangle at the bottom of the screen;
To see the destination location, The Secret Door website opens Google Maps in another browser tab Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Giantomaso
Step 5. If you want to explore the area further, go to the Google Maps icon in the upper left corner to open the map of the city or country where the "secret door" took you;
To see the city or country of The Secret Door, click on the map icon Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Giantomaso
Step 6. After the visit, if you want to visit other places, just access the site again and "push" (or click) the door. To share the findings with friends, click on "Tweet" on the left side of the page, and publish the location.
Click on "Tweet" to share on Twitter the exploration made at The Secret Door Photo: Reproduo / Isabela Giantomaso
Ready. Take advantage of the tip and have fun in curious regions of the world on The Secret Door.
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