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Last Updated: Tuesday May 27 2008 05:02 GMT

'Tunnel' links UK with America

NR's Helen at the Telectroscope

If you've ever wondered what life is like on the other side of the Atlantic, it's just got a bit easier to find out.

An artist has installed a telectroscope - a giant two-way web cam - between London and New York, though he's claiming it's a tunnel.

Paul St George says the images are actually sent under the sea by mirrors.

He told Newsround he wanted to bring art out of the galleries and put it on the streets, where people could have fun with it.

The view from London to New York
The view from London to New York

The telectroscope might look like something built 100 years ago, but it actually uses a very high-speed internet connection.

The two ends of the telectroscope are at Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn and on the south bank of the river Thames.

People will be able to peer down them, and into another city, until 15 June.