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Album covers located on Street View

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The Guardian have been delving into the amazing world of Google Street View of late, and have been coming up with some clever uses for the world's most detailed map. Last month they placed famous artworks from around the world back in their original settings on Street View to see how the places had changed, this month they did the same with famous album covers, saving us all the bus fare to Abbey Road and highlighting some interesting onservations in the process.

 

'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan was shot in West Village, New York in 1963, here is what the road looks like today...

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'Physical Graffiti' by Led Zeppelin was shot in the 1970's in East Village, New York, remaining much the same in physical appearance today.

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'(What's The Story) Morning Glory' by Oasis was shot in Berwick Street in Soho on 1995 when there were a lot more independent record stores there than there  are today...

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The infamous setting for the 'Abbey Road' sleeve by The Beatles where the council have to re-paint the walls and replace the street signs on a regular basis because of obsessive fans scrawling over them and making off with the iconic signs.

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'Stories From The City Stories From The Sea' by PJ Harvey was shot in Times Square in 2000.

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'Original Pirate Material' by The Streets captured the urban grit of Kestral House in Islington.

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'The Marshall Mathers LP' by Eminem was taken outside of his childhood home in North Detroit, just down the road from 8 Mile.

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Keep an eye out for The Guardian's next  Street View brainwave, it is such an interesting medium to use creatively as has already been explored by other conceptual artists.

All images are from The Guardian.

 

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