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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain mariocki's Avatar
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    This has now gone live and looks to be an excellent tool for finding or looking at locations. After typing in the address, if the area is covered, you should see a thumbnail picture of the location and the 'street view' option. Click that and you should get a street level picture with the option to move the image left/right/up/down. Aleternatively, from the satellite view, drag the yellow figure from the navigation bar and the picture should load. It's similar to Seety but the images are clearer and has better options. I've just been looking up some recent finds and the picture quality really is superb.



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    Ha ha, they caught some of my neighbours out on the street, having a chat.







    At least it was a nice, sunny day when they took the pictures



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    Has traffic got so bad in the UK that they are now putting zebra crossings in front of driveways??

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Thanks Mariocki, I've seen a few of the cars with tripods on the roof capturing images recently, they were down my road last week!



    Not everywhere is covered yet, but I shall certainly enjoy 'flying' to places I've been to and not been to!

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    name='Anthony McKay']Has traffic got so bad in the UK that they are now putting zebra crossings in front of driveways??


    No, that's the stretched and distorted image where they've joined two images and then I've rotated to a strange angle. Those things that look like white lines are really the legs of the people standing there. There are also a few paving stones that happen to be light and dark in sequence



    But there's no Belisha Beacon so it's not a Zebra Crossing







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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Some images removed already because of 'complaints'.......



    BBC NEWS | Technology | Google pulls some street images

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    This facility is great. I've already used it to conclusively prove another location from School For Scoundrels.



    The (French registered!) black Astra was in my village in Sussex this week taking its pictures so even quite rural locations will soon be online.

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    name='mariocki']Check this one out and scan left:



    110 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO, United States - Google Maps



    And this one:

    526 7th st, rapid city, sd - Google Maps


    The guy in Rapid City carrying a rifle?

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    name='Chevyman']The guy in Rapid City carrying a rifle?


    I'm hoping it's a hunting rifle! Cultural differences eh? Imagine seeing that in your local high street

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    name='Gazza']I'm hoping it's a hunting rifle! Cultural differences eh? Imagine seeing that in your local high street


    Quite Gazza. I guess it's common in Rapid City though

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    name='alan gowdy'] I've already used it to conclusively prove another location from School For Scoundrels.
    ... and another

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    name='alan gowdy']



    The (French registered!) black Astra was in my village in Sussex this week taking its pictures so even quite rural locations will soon be online.


    It's been a French-reg black Astra roving around southern essex also, surely there's more than one car in use?..........and why 'French' registered I wonder, hmmm



    On locations I'm thinking either Gerrards Cross or Beaconsfield for a scene in 'Wrong arm of the law' shown today, the Bank-raid near the beginning of the Film, it was the same Parade of Shops as in 'John & Julie'........hopefully Streetview will provide the answer!

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    name='Mark O']

    On locations I'm thinking either Gerrards Cross or Beaconsfield for a scene in 'Wrong arm of the law' shown today, the Bank-raid near the beginning of the Film, it was the same Parade of Shops as in 'John & Julie'........hopefully Streetview will provide the answer!


    Happy hunting. On the subject of WAOTL - in the chase to Denham airfield the Aston Martin passes under a rural railway bridge. I wonder where that is. I suppose we should stop pursuing this under 'TV locations'.

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    name='mariocki']Check this one out and scan left:



    110 Gretna Rd, Branson, MO, United States - Google Maps


    Half a ship?



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    name='Mark O']On locations I'm thinking either Gerrards Cross or Beaconsfield for a scene in 'Wrong arm of the law' shown today, the Bank-raid near the beginning of the Film, it was the same Parade of Shops as in 'John & Julie'........hopefully Streetview will provide the answer!


    It's Beaconsfield ! I think the bank is now an Abbey National Building Society. The area also features in Brief Encounter and The Fast Lady.

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    Great stuff.



    You could easily spend hours and hours and hours on a virtual trip of old haunts.



    Blimey, is that the time?



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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    name='Cooper S']It's Beaconsfield ! I think the bank is now an Abbey National Building Society. The area also features in Brief Encounter and The Fast Lady.


    Thanks for the info Cooper S!...........Streetview is great, it's taken me to Cities I've not yet visited such as Glasgow to see what it looks like

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