Maybe it's from growing up on the prairies, where panaromas are all around you every day. All you have to do is look around. For example, here's one that I've posted here before, taken off my front deck at the lake in Buena Vista:
So I couldn't resist passing along a link to this website, which is simply a place where you can view panaromic shots of some pretty impressive places. Imagine standing on top of Mt Everest for example, and looking all around you. It's quite a site.
Or maybe you'd like to see what it's like to be on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Or perhaps you'd prefer para-gliding in France.
To use the site, you just push shift or Cntrl to zoom in or out, and right click and move your mouse to go from side to side. You can choose other places to visit with the menu at the top right.