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Use Google Street View Relive Memories
Walk the Path
Use Google Instant Street view to relive memories that will excite you and bring people into your life from the past. If you lived in several homes, you may be able to locate them, and your mind will become alive. This piece will show you how to achieve the impossible. Examples show the way to achieve this feat.
Use Google Street View
Enter an address into the street view under instantstreetview.com. Some addresses will not bring it up, but may show a map view or an aerial view. When street view comes up, an icon will appear in front of the house, and your memory can take over.
In the photo above, you will see one of the cars with a mounted camera that takes the photos for this project. Some photographers have won awards for their photography. You can see how important this venture is for Google inc. and for those who use their innovation.
Memories High School
The first house that came up for me was in Kenmore, New York. where I lived my high school years into my early twenties with my parents. In a suburb of Buffalo stood the one story wooden home, pictured on the computer, on a sparse lawn in a middle class neighborhood. The homes were close together. Nostalgia set in, when preparing to move in with a friend, I spent time in the basement.sorting through boxes of items from the past, deciding which ones to keep. I found my 8th grade achievement award, program from my senior prom, remembrances from being an attendant in weddings, and many other items that played an important part in my life.
Remembering Early Marriage
A second house that came up in street view was a home in Fairport, New York where I lived my early married years with my spouse and two children. My children remember the serene area and the small ranch style green and white home on one half acre. They remember sledding, going to the Red Pony toy shop and visiting our old neighborhood where we rented an apartment over a taxidermy shop. Our kids were only 5 and 7 when we got transferred, but these vivid pictures stand out in their minds. That home has now been enlarged, painted a lovely burgundy and has landscaping that would take your breath away.
Transfer to Oklahoma City
When Xerox transferred us to Oklahoma City, we lived in a lovely neighborhood in the North side of the city. The home, as you can see, was beige brick with manicured lawns accompanied by landscaped greenery and flower beds in the large back yard. The home was 10 years old with the inside impeccable. You could get more for your money there than back East, and we were very excited. My daughter remembers the friendly neighbors, starting kindergarten, the school bus, a good school, and local swimming areas. I remember the friends from Xerox, lasting friendships, and a great community.
First Swimming Pool
We moved from that home to a home a year old on the south side of the city which was closer to .my husband’s work. A beige brick house shows on the computer. Located in an addition, it was in a middle class area with a nice lawn. The excitement in that home was the swimming pool we had built a few years later that was the center of family fun, parties, and grandchildren to enjoy all these amenities. Three golden retrievers, all the loves of our lives, occupied that home, and we will never forget them.
It seems very strange that some folks do not wish their homes, photos of their autos, of themselves in Google Street view. They can request removal if they so desire. Many people have done so due to privacy issues. Everyone has a right to an opinion.To me, It is so exciting to be able to view streets from everywhere.
A man I know has terminal cancer, and a group is trying to save his house with contributions, and anyone can look at his house and know what he is contributing toward. If you have deceased family and want to look at the house they lived in and changes, that is very possible. Even if you have an old boyfriend, you can look at his current house, and the old memories pop up. What about relatives who live far away whom you have never visited? Just go to that address and you will never forget that experience,
Google Street View is a miracle of this century. Who would have ever thought a company would take the time to photograph billions of homes and allow folks to look them up. If this invention helps one person to relive a memory, it is definitely worth it. The mere sight of a home and a memory is a lasting picture in your brain, and may enhance your life..