I used to appear on Google Streetview a few doors down the road from where I lived at the time. They’ve clearly sent a car around again since that day in 2012, as I’ve now disappeared from the live maps.
But not to worry, you can seemingly scroll back in time to see Street Views historically. Click on the little clock icon, and you’ll be able to select three snapshots in time of the same patch of wall – two without me, one with.
I love that Google are capturing the historic views of a location – and in time (perhaps decades), we’ll have a unique and powerful tool to see the change of our urban environments over time.
Google have released their index from back in 2001 to celebrate their 10th birthday. It works too, and searching on the name of company i traded under as a freelance back then even works (V2 Design, second link!)- and then linking it through to the Wayback machine gives you the full experience. Apologies for the lack of semantic markup or accessibility.. it was 1998.
I’ve been walking around the office barefoot for almost ten years – apparantly I’m not mental, but doing myself some favours.