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Friday, June 01, 2007

Looking For A Kiss

click to enlarge

A couple of weeks ago I posted about using the satellite images on sites like Mapquest in order to zoom around the U.S., looking at overhead shots of everything.

Well, that's practically retro now, because Google Maps has added Street View, which allows you to go to cities like New York and San Francisco and actually see close-ups of the various neighborhoods (including traffic and people's faces), block-by-block.

That's the Kiss "Destroyer" mural in NYC, above, on E. Houston Street, across from the Mercury Lounge (click on the image for a larger view).

Street View only works for a few cities, though, so you can't use it to zoom in on the Harry Dick Building in Danbury just yet.

(Building photo swiped from Brand Flakes For Breakfast)


Blogger Martin said...

Like the comment from the 'peoples faces' link says, If were paranoid, I'd be forgiven for thinking that this snazzy technology is the velvet glove for the surveillance society. Will have to check it out!

Also, good call for posting 'Bad Politics', one of my favourite songs of alltime, because it's one of the best songs of all time!

6/2/07, 7:44 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

The Connecticut town that I live in just put up a full set of cameras at one of the big four-way intersections in town; it makes it kinda creepy to drive under the cameras, knowing that someone's watching.

Anyway, since the "audio" section is always being updated, I'll give "Bad Politics" a more permanent posting here:

The Dead C, "Bad Politics"

6/2/07, 9:22 PM

Anonymous g12 said...

They put up the camera's because Mrs brushback and yourself moved there, and it took them 2 years to figure out your in town.

6/3/07, 12:20 AM

Anonymous Mrs. Brushback said...

Oh. Well...

Bite me.

6/3/07, 9:46 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

An unintended side effect of Street View...

It's kinda creepy, thinking about what could show up.

6/3/07, 10:28 PM


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