Virtual "tourism"
December 4, 2009 6:59 AM   Subscribe

Inspired by this, does anyone know of other interesting locations that can be explored using Google Street View?
posted by JaredSeth to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can see me coming back from lunch one day. ;)
posted by Liver at 7:28 AM on December 4, 2009


Legoland in CA. The street view guy even changes to a lego man.
posted by hoppytoad at 7:36 AM on December 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


Stonehenge
Saskatoon
Woz St. in San Jose
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:09 AM on December 4, 2009


Old Quebec City, a UN heritage site. Settlement dates from 1604. Here is, for instance, Rue St. Stanislas (with non-street view location). Quebec was the site of 1759 (British-French) and 1775-1776 (British-US) battles. Blurry photo of plaques at approx 254 boul Champlain. No street views of the Citadelle unfortunately.
posted by philfromhavelock at 8:11 AM on December 4, 2009


The blog Google Sightseeing has a lot of links to interesting satellite maps and street view scenes.
posted by dreamyshade at 8:15 AM on December 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Stonehenge is definitely a good call, wgp.
posted by JaredSeth at 8:16 AM on December 4, 2009


I'll plug my own blog of images that interest me on Streetview.

A couple of other blogs of interesting places are Streetview Gallery and streetview fun.

Here is a list of areas included in Streetview.
posted by mattbucher at 8:21 AM on December 4, 2009 [2 favorites]


Pickett's Charge route at Gettysburg. [via]
posted by marxchivist at 8:48 AM on December 4, 2009


Not as specific as Pompeii or Stonehenge, but I've used street-view to take tours of parts of London and Paris that I may never otherwise get to. My favorite thing to do is see a landmark in a TV show and then try to find it from the road (the entrance they use in Torchwood was fun).
posted by quin at 9:07 AM on December 4, 2009


Stonehenge
Saskatoon
Woz St. in San Jose


One of these things is not like the other?
posted by rokusan at 9:56 AM on December 4, 2009


Laguna Seca Raceways (with racecars!)
posted by yeti at 11:16 AM on December 4, 2009


Laguna Seca Raceways (with racecars!)

Another racetrack: Lotus Test Track (U.K.)
posted by mattbucher at 11:32 AM on December 4, 2009


These are great! Thanks, everybody.
posted by JaredSeth at 12:19 PM on December 4, 2009


Googlers.
posted by GuyZero at 12:52 PM on December 4, 2009


I looked just now and I was disappointed to find out that they have not done Old Sturbridge Village. It's a shame.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:54 PM on December 4, 2009


One of these things is not like the other?

Yeah, I was being random. Love exploring Saskatoon, though. So Canadian.
Here's a guy in Saskatoon who knew the Google van was coming, and so conspired promote his indie band.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:23 PM on December 4, 2009


Not Google Street View, but one of my old professors/bosses has been working on this Giza (as in Pyramids) cemetery exhibit on Second Life for a while.
posted by oinopaponton at 9:06 AM on December 6, 2009


As an addendum-- I find Second Life too cumbersome to use, but since most of the exciting stuff in the Giza cemeteries is underground, Street View would be pretty boring until they develop a "climb down into this hole in the ground" view.
posted by oinopaponton at 9:13 AM on December 6, 2009


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