Thursday, 19 March 2009

Very exciting - Google Streetview is live for London

I'm very excited... I've been waiting for this day for a few months. Google have finally gone live with their Streetview facility for London. I think that the SE11 photos were taken around July/August 2008. Let's take a quick tour around SE11:

Firstly, the assault course on Kennington Park on a lovely sunny day;



A trip to Cleaver Square. No boules as I presume it's midday on a weekday:



A quick visit to St Peter's church:



Before we nip into Chariots!:



Phhew, thirsty work! Time to visit the Dog House:



Let's go and get some exercise on Lambeth Walk Open Space:



And finally, how about doing the Lambeth Walk?



Sadly, there are a few "strategically" placed buses (I'm presuming accidentally, but who knows?) which means that a number of views around SE11 are missed. However, I've managed to find one of the slipway ramp next to MI6 that the photographers were caught on during (mentioned yesterday):



Fantastic!

2 comments:

Pstyle said...

oooh goody. NZ has been up for around 6 months. I've been waiting for London .. .

Helen, Kennington said...

I stumbled across your blog and as someone who lives in the area, have found it very interesting! Just wanted to point you to this particularly funny Google Street View shot of Windmill Row that I thought you might like:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=windmill+row,+kennington&sll=51.486835,-0.111365&sspn=0.008298,0.022745&ie=UTF8&ll=51.487449,-0.112073&spn=0.008297,0.022745&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=51.487338,-0.111899&panoid=OOzWAqFYM2NTvPzxTwsDIA&cbp=12,183.2704914222299,,1,10.56132075471697

I see this man from my window having his daily stroll every single day without fail at about 9am. So I was very amused to find that he had been caught by the Google van - strangely without the usual face blurring! And I guess he has no idea he is now an internet celebrity... in Kennington anyway...

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