Since Panoramio became a part of the Google family last year, I continue to be impressed by the quality and coverage of the photos that Panoramio's users are constantly generating. But my favourite part about these images is that users can share their photos with the world, making it a richer place.

Last week, a party was held in Barcelona to celebrate the 5,000,000th photo shared on Panoramio. Contributors and friends met for an informal evening to celebrate the power of community. Below is a photo from one of the attendees, who is also a member:

from user Ulisses888

On May 22nd, members of the Panoramio team will be in London to celebrate again with the London photography community. If you're in town (and trust the weather to hold!) we invite you to join us at Google's London office for a BBQ and informal gathering of London's photo community. Space is limited to 75 people, so get yourself registered!