Monday, 10 November 2014

Google has been down our Road!

Posted by Rosie

When we first moved to France in 2007 the Google street car taking street view pictures had only been down the main roads in this area. Now it has been down our road so the start to our front drive is there for the world to see:

Our driveway as seen on Google Street View

The date says it was taken in September 2014 and by the direction of the shadows it was taken fairly early in the morning.  Also because the dustbin lids are off it was likely to have been a Wednesday morning ... or possibly a Thursday if no-one had remembered to put the lids back on after they were emptied!  I think I may have lost my vocation as a detective!

Heading down the road a bit you can just see Eco-Gites of Lenault across the fields but with the trees still in leaf we are hard to catch a glimpse of.

In winter you do get a better view but you get  a pretty good view of us at any time of year from across the valley:

Our view from across the valley on Google Street View

Much as I am impressed with Google getting here I would have been even happier had they come in Spring when all the wind flowers are out.  Then we would have had street views looking like this, the road heading down to the valley bottom from the gite:

The valley road in March

Below is the Google image of the valley road in September - the more I look at it the more I think I am not in exactly the same place!  It took me so long to get this image though it will have to do.  It proves the point though.

Same view from Google in September

Have you had a look at Google Street View where you live? If so does the image you see have a  story to tell?


  1. Wow, it's great that you're finally on Street View. We are on street view but it's from 2009 and could do with an update! It's amazing the difference between Spring and late Summer in those photos. Popping in from What's The Story.

  2. Oohhh this is nice! I have seen my street in Google about a year ago as I live in a commercial area. They have old shops. Every shops around me changes every month. I agree with using the better photos. Maybe next time you check it out it'll be better =) #whatsthestory


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