Google recently released their “Street View” feature, in which they’ve gone around a few cities (including San Fran, Vegas, and NYC) with a van and a camera and photographed everything.¬ Those photos are now on the web.
I thought I’d see if I could find the places I visited back in September (see this post). So far, I wasn’t able to find the San Francisco Brewing Company, even though I know the address. I just couldn’t see it on the street. But I was able to find both Eguna Basque and Iluna Basque. A shot of both of them is here. And you can see a few people hanging out in front of City Light Books. SF Brewing should be just down the street from them, but I am having a hard time finding them.
No, I just found them. Their sign is hidden by a road sign, but you can see their happy hour special!
It’s a bit weird to be able to zoom in on things like this and see people wandering the streets. There are a few sites popping up which show some of the more interesting things people have found (just search for Google Street View in, where else, Google). But it is also cool to be able to take a virtual tour of a city like this. I might feel differently when my house is online like this though…