There’s nowhere so remote as to escape the watchful eye of Google’s Street View cameras. Street View, an offshoot of Google Maps, is Google’s effort to take pictures of every street in the world, or at least a lot of the streets in the world, to provide a car’s-eye view of the world. Now, thanks to Google Street View visits to Ireland, Brazil, and Antarctica, Google Street View has mapped areas on all seven continents.
Of course, there’s not much to see in Antarctica, unless you’re really into penguins. Still, it’s pretty fascinating to get a glimpse at one of the world’s most remote areas, as if you were a scientist at a research station. The area mapped is called Half Moon Bay, according to Google’s Lat Long Blog, and odds are it’s one of the few places in Antarctica you can wander around and take pictures without freezing off something important.
Here’s a question. If you could magically have Google Street View any place on the earth, so you could wander around within it, where would that be? I’m leaning towards Siberia, because I’m kind of fascinated by the idea of all those salt mines and gulags. It’s all the fun of remote travel without the remote hotel bills!
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