Since 2007, Google Street View has taken panoramic shots of 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 screen shots of the best ones and displays them on his blog (though 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 favourites.
Caroline Moss contributed to a previous version of this article.
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.'
Remarkably composed, the angles Rafman selects makes the images look like they were captured by a human photographer rather than by Google's robots.
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