Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wandering in Street View

Since the introduction of Streetview in Google Maps, I've been fascinated by the concept. The one thing that a (drawn) map, or even an aerial picture, can not generate, is something more commonly described as a human scale. A feeling of truly wandering in streets, driving around the place.
These drives, virtual or real, really show the essence of place. The way people live, the way they build their houses, their gardens. Where they eat, the sort of cars they drive.

Streetviews were firstly available in the U.S. A visit to Manhattan, or a more rural visit in Nebraska. Since this week, Google maps has brought us the streets of Lille, and more interestingly: Paris!

Hours and hours of Streetviewing are here to be discovered! I love it!!

Here are some buildings in Paris:

The grocery-store of Amelie:

Grotere kaart weergeven

Herzog and DeMeuron's Paris appartment building:

Grotere kaart weergeven

Le Corbusier in Paris:

Grotere kaart weergeven

National Library:

Grotere kaart weergeven


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