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Since I've got extra time on my hands now (retirement), I thought I'd do more exploring of Google Maps. I don't remember seeing a thread with what folks have discovered on the site, so why not?

I'll start with a short series from North Philly; I saw a guy running down the street and it seemed he wasn't just jogging:



So I checked closer:



Sure enough..... so I followed his progress down the block:







This is the closest he got:



It was the end of the block and he disappeared. I wonder what happened to him (and the Google driver)?
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I havent ever found anything funny but I spend hours everyday on google earth mapping out places in PA, WV, OH, VA, etc on the National Register of Historic Places, and other places I want to photograph or have photographed. Been making this map for two years now, got over 10,000 spots on it of historic value.

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Maybe he just really wants to be on Google Maps.
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Maybe he just really wants to be on Google Maps.

I can buy that. Or maybe he doesn't want to be known around the world.



Some San Francisco:

A somber alley:




Maybe he ate a bad slice of pizza:




I don't know what's going on here:

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The Google car caught my sister and my brother-in-law sitting on their front porch.
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The Google car caught my sister and my brother-in-law sitting on their front porch.
Did you try to find their pic?
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Here's a block in East Baltimore (near Johns Hopkins Hospital), in 2009. This is now gone and replaced with a new elementary school (2012): http://hendersonhopkins.org/About/factsheet.html







Progress.
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Did you try to find their pic?
I did at the time, but they've changed it since then. I don't think I grabbed a screenshot either. I'm kicking myself now. haha
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Here's a block in East Baltimore (near Johns Hopkins Hospital), in 2009. This is now gone and replaced with a new elementary school (2012): http://hendersonhopkins.org/About/factsheet.html







Progress.

Wow. Brutal but fascinating.
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Here's some grit from a small city just outside of Pittsburgh; McKeesport, PA. I visited the town over ten years ago, and as of 2013 it's still got plenty of grit:










Dead End Street 1:



I did notice the house at the end of the street above seems occupied:




I see this old guy is trying to clear out the entrance to his side yard:




Dead end street 2. Looks like the house on the right might be occupied....decent chairs on the porch.




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Wow. Looks worse than Calcutta. Population peaked in 1940, now only slightly more than a third of the peak.

Historical population
Census Pop. %±
1850 1,392 —
1860 2,166 55.6%
1870 2,523 16.5%
1880 8,212 225.5%
1890 20,741 152.6%
1900 34,227 65.0%
1910 42,694 24.7%
1920 46,781 9.6%
1930 54,632 16.8%
1940 55,355 1.3%
1950 51,502 −7.0%
1960 45,489 −11.7%
1970 37,977 −16.5%
1980 31,012 −18.3%
1990 26,016 −16.1%
2000 24,040 −7.6%
2010 19,731 −17.9%
Est. 2014 19,561 −0.9%
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^ Yep, it's a sad situation. There's quite a few towns around Pittsburgh in the same shape.
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Every town down the Monongahela just past downtown Pittsburgh is more or less like McKeesport. Duquesne, Braddock, North Braddock, Homestead, Clairton, Glassport, Brownsville, Monesson are all destroyed and have been hugely declining since the death of the steel mills. Same goes for many of the towns west of Pittsburgh down the Ohio River.
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I'm guessing he got into the car, but it looks like he got a ticket (fire hydrant) before he could move the rascal.



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I might make the owner of this little rascal an offer he can't refuse....




Cause when you walk out the front door and turn right, this is the view:



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Stopped dead in his tracks:

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