Archive for June, 2007
Google’s new Street View, a new Google Maps feature that uses vehicle-cameras to take 360-degree street level views of major urban areas, captured all sorts of urban emphemera in the process from tabbies in windows to red light runners. You can now see photos of the street before you walk down it… one woman asked for a photo of her house to be removed because you could actually see inside her house and clearly see at cat sitting on a table.
Now a competition has been setup by Weird to find the best snapshots. Highlights include a guy taking a leak, the actual Google Van taking the 360-degree photos but my all time favoruite a photo of 524 Haight St San Francisco, and the google van exceeding the speed limit! Classic!
I haven’t found any UK street photos but guessing this may not happen for a while due to tighter controls on privacy.