Technology is now available to create an image that actually feels like you are in the space.
A VR Photo sometimes called Immersive Photography, can be defined as a panoramic image (larger than 180 degree horizontal) displayed in a viewer which let you interactively pan around and look at it in different directions. The image also changes perspective so that you actually get the feeling of looking around. Software is available to turn ordinary photos into these “Spherical Panoramas.”
Here are some examples:
The largest spherical panorama (supposedly)
Panoguide is a website that aims to provide a free central resource of information and discussion about panoramic photography. This link shows locations on a map of some panoramas taken across the world. This is another tool which could be very useful for landscape architects.