I assume most of you are, like me, Google users. However, one thing I like about Bing (I'm sure it probably exists on Google too; I've not looked) is the Bird's Eye View option on its map program.
It provides aerial pictures as opposed to top-down satellite images or street views.
Here are a couple of screen captures for St. John's, for example:
If you haven't checked it out for your city, give it a shot! Don't forget to use the directional arrows to change your views. Bing has aerial photographs of most streets from four or more different angles.