Saturday, August 09, 2008
persistence of vision: street view
Type in a town, a street, maybe a full address and you might get more than a map or an aerial view from Google Maps. You might get a street view of the recent past.
Above is Little's Supermarket. Below is Angelo's. (Again, both images courtesy Google . . .)
Both are closed. And both are still standing (or were as of late June). But they may not stand like this forever. Here they are, probably as they were one day last fall.
And near or far on any road that's been documented, you can see a little ways back in time.
With tiled images creating a 360 degree view at any given point, it's like nostalgia's become a video game.