Since 2007, Google Street View has taken panoramic shots of over 5 million miles of roads, covering 45 countries and about 3,000 cities around the world.
Canadian artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman has spent many hours culling through these images. He takes screenshots of the best ones and displays them on his blog. (Though, he never reveals their location.) Called “9-Eyes,” his Tumblr is named after the nine cameras that Google’s Street View cars use.
The photos portray how weird and beautiful the world looks. Take a look at some of our favorites.
Caroline Moss contributed to a previous version of this article.
Rafman searches through Google Street View’s archives for hours, he told The New York Times.
Source: The New York Times
In order to find the most interesting images, he’s been mining through Google’s footage for years. He says he enjoys being a “virtual explorer.”
The photos he collects are taken all over the world.