Album cover locations: A Google's-eye view
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Google Maps' Street View offers all kinds of fun for imaginative types who want immersive experiences. Those Google vans have been busy photographing our streets, and the result is a powerful virtual world for those of us who want to pace off our own history or others'.
Consider VICE.com's Sean Yeaton, who has compiled a gallery of Streetviews of legendary album-cover locations. Yeager's VICE article is in French, but the project gets an Enlish treatment on DesignTaxi.com, along with some nice side-by-side views of the album covers, including Oasis’ ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’; Bob Dylan’s ‘The Freewheelin’ ... ’; The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’; Eric Clapton’s ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’; Neil Young’s ‘After The Gold Rush’; the Ramones’ self-titled album; Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’; and Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’
According to his account, Yeaton "jumped into the vast ocean of the Internet looking for a few fragments of history," taking screenshots during his plunge. "Finding the right angle on this stuff was mission impossible," he writes; he also acknowledges the set is far from complete and encourages fans to contribute. So, ladies and gentlemen: Start your browsers!