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Melbourne Street Art 1

All photos are copyright Google/Alphabet. Modifications by Jeff Diver via Google Picasa. Original Street View link: Color splash on  Hosier Ln . Street Art Gallery: Melbourne Australia - Part 1 Thanks to Google for the cameras, to Google's anonymous photographers for their control of those cameras to  +Jason Boyes  for the inspiration (Boyes Collection: Street Art, Artisans & the Ramdom Muse ) and to +Enrique Alcalde Morales  for the word of encouragement ...just when I needed it. Melbourne easily transmits a spirit of vibrant enthusiasm for life through its art and architecture. Downtown Melbourne has a remarkable number of narrow alleys and corridors. It is mostly along these paths that Google Street View cameras discovered the art featured here. Street View cameras and the way they are customarily handled impose limitations on the vicarious explorer. Good views are not always available for specific areas of interest. On the other hand, when Street Vi

Valladolid Spain

updated 8 June 2017 Street View Tourist, Valladolid I nspired by a flash mob (see ) , I decided to visit the vicinity where the event unfolded. Intrigued by the fact the organizers had chosen a library for the venue, I began exploring. It was not long before I became pleasantly lost. In the vicinity of the library the architecture is modern by European standards. Much of it is pretty generic and bland. Every once in awhile, however there is an inspiring diversion. For kids, a special effort to enliven the world. Archways and entranceways are notable throughout Valladolid. Here are a few examples: Links below photos are to Google Street View locations. An arch in full sunshine (Aug 2016)... Shadows add interest, sometimes color... While some do just as well in reflected light . Every once in awhile there is an entrance that has "potential" ... On the other hand we discover entrances that have fu

Pamplona, Navarre

A salute to the possibilities ... Suddenly, Pamplona! A musical performance* transported me to Pamplona. Here's a Google Street View tourist's take on this historic destination. I hadn't planned on visiting, but I'm happy I did! Reserved for you! Google Street View invites you to visit. Begin your explorations with the Archivo de Navarra . The Royal Palace of Pamplona  was renovated to house the Archives in 2003. Pamplona is the home of dramatic shadows . Street View was here! Where Google Street View cameras pass by every few years, it is possible to call up previous views to check on the recent history of a landmark. This is done by clicking in the upper left of the Maps screen,which gives one the capability of sliding from one year to another. Here's what we got at the Banesto location: First, the box: On Google Maps, (not here) you can click on the image in the box for a full-screen view. The " Banesto series "