Google Street View pictures offer vivid portrait of Detroit’s decline 

It’s one thing to hear about a city falling apart, but another thing completely to actually see it happening before your eyes.

To put things into perspective, a Redditor compiled these gripping photos of Detroit over the years. Taken through Google Street View, these photos capture the same homes, buildings and street corners as they fall into disarray. It’s a heartbreaking look at a city caught in different moments of free fall.

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The Guardian’s Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty has released an incredible new series of images that bring together famous album covers and their modern-day settings. Docherty uses Google Street View to pinpoint the exact location that’s depicted in the album cover, and then meticulously lines up the Street View scene and the album cover so that they blend together seamlessly. The series features albums by iconic artists like Bob Dylan, Oasis, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin.


Google Street View now lets you look into the past

A new addition to Google’s Street View product, which launched in 2007, allows you to look back in time and see how any given street’s surroundings have changed since the implementation of the project. And the results can be pretty eye-opening, showing everything from gentrification to the impact of natural disasters.

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