For a while I’ve been fascinated by the passing moments captured through windows. It sounds strange but I spend most of my journeys with my face unattractively squashed up against the window waiting to see some beautiful, fleeting moment pass me by. If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know a great deal of my photos are taken from the windows of trains, coaches, cars and planes. I am amazed by the idea that you can pass by a view so moving and picturesque, and miss it entirely by being too concerned with reaching your destination.
Naturally I also have an obsession with Google street view’s ability to plunge me into the depths of the unfamiliar. By dragging that little orange man I can be zapped into any part of the world, I see what the camera sees, a fleeting moment immortalised in virtual streets.
For this post I decided I’d explore the United Kingdom through the Google street view camera’s lens. The results were incredible.
All images Copyright Google 2014.