If you liked my last post about Google Voice, you might be interested in these. You probably know about Google Street View, but you’d probably be surprised by the amount of unexpected things caught on its cameras. The trick is finding them, it’s not always so easy.
Matt Bucher looks for artful and unusual photos captured by the Google car on his blog Apres Garde. He’s also done an interview where he talks about his process.
Google Sightseeing is a great site for more Google Street View related findings. I love their tagline: Why bother seeing the world for real?
Jon Rafman is another patient guy spending way too many hours on Street View. 9-eyes is a webpage with loads of photos that he’s collected.
Lastly, there’s been a lot of crime witnessed on Google Street View. See this post. Or Google it to find many more examples.
I found this postcard yesterday. Caption on back reads:
Story-picture drawn by Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson) at the age of 9 (1841). The Rosenbach Foundation Museum, 2010 DeLancey Place, Philadelphia.
Something wonderfully mountainous captured in these playful portraits of two very different artists (Gertrude Stein on the cover of Stanzas in Meditation and Agnes Varda on the cover of Beaches of Agnes):
I like thinking of the artist in old age as mountainous, like an accumulation of stubborn-nesses. (Oh, you know I mean that in the best of ways)