Very strange. Click on the image to zoom in:
It's a catchy title, but the article actually suggests nothing of the sort. From the article:
Street View is currently available for San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver and plans for the nation's capital are in the works. "We will be adding Street View imagery for new cities, including Washington D.C., on an ongoing basis," Chau said.
This is the van that drove around taking the photos for Street View. Click on the image to zoom in:
Boing Boing has more information on one of the vehicles that was used to create Street View. People speculate that the van in the image was used to capture the San Francisco Bay Area, which has very detailed photos, and that the vehicle in the Boing Boing article was used for the other cities, which don't have as detailed pictures.
(Currently Street Views works for the San Francisco area, Las Vegas, Denver, New York, and Miami.)
Google's employees who helped create Street View posed for a picture when the picture-taking van drove by. Here we are approaching the crowd. Click on the image to zoom in:
That picture displays the strange pink mist that appears on some of the Street View photos. (I'll be posting more of the pink mist soon...)
And here's the crowd up close.
You may have noticed the guy taking out the trash in the previous post. Here's a closer look. Click on the image to zoom in:
One of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies. Click on the image to zoom in:
Painted ladies is the collective American vernacular term to describe Victorian houses which are usually painted in a multi-colored scheme, especially in... the greater San Francisco and New Orleans areas, and the city of Cape May, New Jersey.