While not all of Detroit is characterized by urban decay, it has always been an attribute that I visually enjoy. [via Google Maps]
Any quick birds eye view of America’s plains will always glamor the eye with sprawling grid systems, giving us a wonderful vision of personal boundaries, ownership, and property.
[via Google Maps]
A small history of a small town — This town in Canada, with a population of about 1,700 people, has fertile land, a scenic location, and great weather. The name Kamsack came from an early post office of the same name, which was located in one of the early settlers’ homes. The town was doing well until the great depression when the population dropped rapidly. In 1944 a tornado hit the area destroying homes and businesses. After 2 million dollars in damages, the veterans from WWII helped rebuild the area which reinstated the business, public and residential sections of the town.
[via Wikipedia & Google Maps]
It is pretty rare to come across monuments nestled in nature on Google street view. The street view imagery usually limits itself to highways and major roads, blocking these attractions with trees and caravans. However, in the case of Stonehenge, the camera goes off the beaten path. Searching through these images, I feel like] I am actually there. Have fun exploring!
[via Google Maps]
Anything relating to Google Maps always fascinates me. A large portion of this blog is dedicated to the extensive imagery and opportunities to virtually travel that the service provides us. Today/Tomorrow (depending on where you are in the world), Google has done it again with an 8-bit version of their large array of images and maps. This is definitely not something to miss. [via Google Maps]
It’s not very often that a post falls under all three categories of Past, Present, and Future. However, the blog I Love Typography has succeeded! They have embarked on a project to document the worlds most beautiful signage through mobile snapshots coupled with geotagging. This project analyzes the history of signage retrospectively, shows us what signage still exists, and ensures that the future will still hold these beautiful images when the physical pieces are long gone.
[via I Love Typography]