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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1125 on: August 03, 2022, 06:10:58 AM »

Legendary.
https://goo.gl/maps/H7eeZUuyTpmJLWih7

It is Mexico, though. You can't blame them for trying.

I find it funny that there are three barbers side-by-side.

Just today I was wondering if Canada and other countries use red, white and blue barber poles.  Ask a silly question...
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1126 on: August 03, 2022, 10:23:45 AM »

Legendary.
https://goo.gl/maps/H7eeZUuyTpmJLWih7

It is Mexico, though. You can't blame them for trying.

I find it funny that there are three barbers side-by-side.
There is a Red Bull ad with that situation where the middle barber changes his business name to "Entrance".
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1127 on: August 03, 2022, 10:34:51 AM »

Legendary.
https://goo.gl/maps/H7eeZUuyTpmJLWih7

It is Mexico, though. You can't blame them for trying.

I find it funny that there are three barbers side-by-side.
There is a Red Bull ad with that situation where the middle barber changes his business name to "Entrance".

Haha that's a great idea. For those like me who haven't seen it:

Just today I was wondering if Canada and other countries use red, white and blue barber poles.  Ask a silly question...

I would recommend reading the Wikipedia article on the Barber's pole, there's a lot more history than I expected! It seems the red/white/blue variant is most common in the US, while the red/white variant is more common elsewhere.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1128 on: August 04, 2022, 06:40:56 PM »

Stitching errors can make for some hilarious gibberish sometimes.

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1129 on: August 09, 2022, 07:02:33 AM »

Evidently, there's a branch office of the Federal Railroad Administration located on a dead end street in a private residence in Green Cove Springs, Florida;
https://www.google.com/maps/place/US+Federal+Railroad+Administration/@30.0264893,-81.7044408,968m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e5da6513d1b2e5:0x7fade1180038f555!8m2!3d30.0258387!4d-81.704031?hl=en
At least according to Google Maps.


BTW, I already contacted the FRA about this.



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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1130 on: August 10, 2022, 12:39:00 AM »

Is it cheating if you see it in person, and then go back and look it up on GSV when you get home?

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1131 on: August 10, 2022, 01:12:59 AM »

Is it cheating if you see it in person, and then go back and look it up on GSV when you get home?

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I mean, it is a crazy thing you found on Google StreetView, I'm pretty sure finding it IRL beforehand isn't forbidden.  :bigass:
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1132 on: August 10, 2022, 03:57:40 AM »

Well, there's also something I found IRL I want to post here, but Mr. Google hasn't driven on that street for a decade now, and the "crazy thing" appeared since.
One thing I like to find is posters for blood collects scattered throughout La France. I mostly find them by chance, either while on the Tour de France route, checking intersections of former national routes, or in the last case it's in a town with a cool name IMO.

And here's another. If you check historical photos you'll see there have been two of them in the same place.
:) (US 52 somewhere in North Dakota)

(Although I prefer to use :sombrero:)

And on the other side of that same billboard: DNT TXT & DRV
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1133 on: August 20, 2022, 09:10:00 PM »

The TOPS Supermarket in Buffalo where the mass shooting in May 2022 occurred - fenced off by cops in the most recent Google Streetview


https://goo.gl/maps/mxRnFG99b3qEjUuE6



And the memorial/vigil activities:



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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1134 on: August 20, 2022, 09:31:33 PM »

^ That location was renovated and recently reopened.  They had footage on the news, and it's now basically a Market 32 with a Tops logo slapped on the front.  Given that Tops is now owned by Price Chopper/Market 32, I can't help but wonder if this is a harbinger of things to come, and if Tops overall will eventually be folded into the Market 32 brand.
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« Reply #1135 on: September 04, 2022, 11:47:52 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/8NzkU3KiPnX7w4Ka9
This here cracks me up how the imagery didn’t quite line up resulting an an erroneous looking sign.

No Urns instead of No Turns. :bigass:

Any other flukes  you would like to point out where the image gets it wrong.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1137 on: September 05, 2022, 01:29:48 PM »

This would be a GSV stitching error (note the number of letters in "market")... except this is a real photograph that I took myself. How does real life have stitching errors?

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1138 on: September 06, 2022, 07:55:52 AM »

Last month, when I was doing a bit of research on figuring out how to get from the airport to my hotel on my first trip to Toronto, I saw some oddly-garbed pedestrians in GSV:

https://goo.gl/maps/g6NGuhZop44mEPvQ8
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1139 on: September 06, 2022, 07:35:49 PM »


https://goo.gl/maps/ZDHjwwFs69EYJ7YMA
I’m guessing the NJ State Fair is present here?
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1140 on: September 07, 2022, 07:54:18 AM »

Huh.  NJ's State Fair is at the Meadowlands?  Sounds like a recipe for mosquitoes.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1141 on: September 08, 2022, 10:58:53 PM »

Huh.  NJ's State Fair is at the Meadowlands?  Sounds like a recipe for mosquitoes.

Has been for many years.
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« Reply #1142 on: September 08, 2022, 11:21:28 PM »

Huh.  NJ's State Fair is at the Meadowlands?  Sounds like a recipe for mosquitoes.

Has been for many years.
Mosquitoes and trash smell...
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1143 on: September 30, 2022, 04:14:32 PM »

I found this in the Florida Keys.

Why.

https://goo.gl/maps/Dv29p1R3cooJVg118
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1144 on: September 30, 2022, 04:40:22 PM »

I found this in the Florida Keys.

Why.

https://goo.gl/maps/Dv29p1R3cooJVg118

'Better than Sex' is actually what a bunch of us from church call a certain dessert that we used to make all the time at gatherings.  It also went by the less giggly name 'BTS Cake'.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1145 on: September 30, 2022, 04:43:03 PM »

I found this in the Florida Keys.

Why.

https://goo.gl/maps/Dv29p1R3cooJVg118

'Better than Sex' is actually what a bunch of us from church call a certain dessert that we used to make all the time at gatherings.  It also went by the less giggly name 'BTS Cake'.

Although only less giggly until someone asks what the BTS stands for...
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1146 on: September 30, 2022, 07:56:08 PM »

I found this in the Florida Keys.

Why.

https://goo.gl/maps/Dv29p1R3cooJVg118

'Better than Sex' is actually what a bunch of us from church call a certain dessert that we used to make all the time at gatherings.  It also went by the less giggly name 'BTS Cake'.

That fad flew through Christian youth when I was in high school and college.  You can derive all sorts of stuff psychologically from it.
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1147 on: September 30, 2022, 08:00:36 PM »

I found this in the Florida Keys.

Why.

https://goo.gl/maps/Dv29p1R3cooJVg118

If you zoom in, there's a plaque that answers that question.

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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1148 on: September 30, 2022, 09:07:55 PM »

I found this in the Florida Keys.

Why.

https://goo.gl/maps/Dv29p1R3cooJVg118

That’s a question that needed to be answered considering what goes on at Duval Street, especially during Fantasy Fest?
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Re: Crazy things you've found in Google StreetView
« Reply #1149 on: September 30, 2022, 09:34:38 PM »

side to side seating

That still doesn't sound better than sex.
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