Oooh, that might be why I think it looks so cool. Pictures just capture a kind of flat image and feel incomplete, a lot of the time, especially when it comes to outdoor scenes. And a lot of people don't know what to do with the panorama feature.
This I think uses it well. It helps capture the "open" feel of the scene more, helping it feel... I don't know, a lot more like I can envision myself standing there. It really is nicely done.
Yeah, it definitely helps. Plus, the wire disappearing into the top of the frame helps give the impression of height in a more real sense, making it feel like you're actually looking up at it a little.