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Saturday, June 27, 2009

4 stories building collapsed... in Brooklyn

Last sunday June 21st a 4 stories building collapsed in Brooklyn. A few minutes later pictures could already been seen at Twitpic and YFrog:

http://twitpic.com/80vte


http://twitpic.com/80vz4



http://img188.yfrog.com/i/l3i.jpg/



http://img37.yfrog.com/i/fco.jpg/


What is curious about this is that if we get into Street View for that addres, we of course will see an old photo. And in this pictuere we can see an enormous crack from top to down.


360º picture in Google Street View

Fortunately there were no casualties and only four injured. But it is clear that this collapse could have been forecasted and the building brought down to the floor on time. Thanks to Street View we have proof of it

Source: http://mashable.com/2009/06/21/google-street-view-collapse/

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ghost in Street View... in Barcelona

Here we can see an apparently normal girl in a white t-shirt. But.. what if we move ahead a little bit?

360º picture in Google Street View



If we move one picture ahead, then we see the girl reflected on the glass, but ... she is wearing a red t-shirt!

360º picture in Google Street View



Is this girl a ghost? Is the red in her t-shirt really blood? Maybe she died due to a badle prepared recipe in the anciente pharmacy she is looking at? Is she condemned to walk around the Pharmacy for eternity?

I only would like to remind that the Street View cameras incorporate very advanced technoloy and can see things that the human eye cannot, like infrarred vision or laser beams to calculate distances.

The truth is... IN there... in Street View!

Position in Google Maps



Screenshot

Screenshot


Source: www.PilladasStreetView

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Caught in topless… in Italy

These were having a nice sunbath in the beach, and then the Google Car went by the seawalk. I personally believe that all Street View pictures should be taken in summer. Hands up?

Screensho

360º picture in Google Street View



Position in Google Maps