Category Archives: Google Street View

Borders #5

When I was taking Google Street View screen snaps of national borders, I wondered: what happens if you cross from a country where people drive on the right of the road to a country where people drive on the left? … Continue reading

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Borders #4

Here’s some more Google Street View pictures of national borders. Here’s Peru to Chile: The landscape here seems extremely desolate. If you travel here, it looks like you need to bring water, and lots of it. Borders in the middle … Continue reading

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Borders #3

I keep being fascinated by Google Street View snaps of national borders. For example, here’s a snap of the border between Ecuador and Colombia: Here’s the view from the Colombia side: In rural areas, the border crossing employs less technology. … Continue reading

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Borders #2 – Point Roberts

I love the very idea of Point Roberts, Washington. It exists because of a historical accident: when Canada and the United States agreed that the 49th parallel would be the western boundary between the two countries, they didn’t notice that … Continue reading

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Borders

For some reason, I became fascinated recently with looking up national borders on Google Street View. Maybe it’s because I have travelled to the United States recently and had to remember to bring my passport and had to go through … Continue reading

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Pretend Tourist: Visiting the Eiffel Towers

Recently, I figured out how to get Google Street View on my iPad. (I’m a little slow sometimes.) And, even more recently, I realized that I can take screen captures of the pictures I find. Thus, a new feature: Pretend … Continue reading

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