You must have walked virtually through your own street via Google Street View. Did you know that you can also go back in time? Because some locations have been photographed over and over over the years, a time machine function allows you to see what your home and the surrounding area looked like in the past.
First of all : how does Google get images of your street in the first place? Google takes those photos itself: every now and then a company car (with a camera on the roof) drives through the city. That camera takes 360 degree photos of anything – he encounters. In a car-free zone, employees walk around taking pictures. So not only houses, but also people and cars are captured.
Back in time with Google Street View
Most people see the most recent shots of the area via Google Street View. If you want to see if there are also older recordings, click after you have entered an address on the clock at the top left of your screen. A pop-up will appear with all the time periods you can choose from. The first photos from Google Street View are already in 360 made; in the Netherlands a little later. So you can go back in time a maximum of fifteen years.
This produces special pictures, especially with new construction. A good example can be seen below on the Leyweg. In 6228 this place looked completely different. There are a lot of other places in The Hague that have changed unwisely.
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