Top Ten Tuesday: Google Maps Street Views
I love exploring. That’s probably why I love camping. It’s great to just look around and see cool things. That’s what I love about Google Maps Street Views. So here’s my top ten street views I’ve enjoyed exploring from my computer chair. (Keep an eye out, there’s some funny ones at the end!)
I’ve probably spent the most time looking around here, mostly because I’m using it in part as a model for building a Cathedral in Minecraft (I’ll show more of that some other time). What’s really cool about this sight, is you can “walk” right up close to it, and you don’t have to follow the roads. So if you click on the street view, you’ll see that you can wander all the way up close around the building!!!
#2 The Vatican
I’ve never been to Rome. Someday…. someday. But in the meantime, this is as close as I can get to feeling like I’ve been there. Sadly, you can’t wander in and look around St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica, though so many people have taken pictures inside the area, you can see those pictures in relationship to the direction you’re facing inside the square… which is neat.
What do you do when you’re being chased down by a Google Maps car? You… well you run I guess. Anyway, click on the link to the street view to see this guy off in the distance, and watch what happens as the car gets closer and closer!
And other times, you’re the one being chased. By uh…. scuba divers. Open this street view and “back away” to watch them follow after you. If you go closer to them, they’ve been blurred out for some reason.
#10 Creepy Pigeons
Sometimes you’re just being watched…. I really gotta wonder if people were told ahead of time that Google Maps was coming in, or if these people just carry pigeon masks with them wherever they go. Either way, move forward and back through this crowd and you’ll see they watch you wherever you go.
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What’s that? I skipped a few of the top 10?