Funny Old Web: the Seven wonders of Street View

Not just a tool for the terminally nosey, Google Street View also allows nostalgic web users to travel back to more innocent, happier times - i.e. the heady pre-recession days of Summer 2008 when the photos were taken, and when Zavvi, the Pier and Woolworths still ruled the high street. Some interesting (and no doubt staged) curiosities include: Paddington Bear outside the British Museum, then, on his way to catching a musical, he crops up at Trafalgar Square.

Also, for anyone still unsure of Wally’s whereabouts, he’s in Putney.

Less cosy snaps from the US include an upside-down house, a very specific street sign in Washington, and a car covered in passive-aggressive post-it notes.

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