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No One Expected These Bizarre Moments to Be Recorded

 If you are not familiar with Google Street View, it’s an interactive feature of Google Maps where users can view and navigate through panoramic street-level images of different places around the globe. When the technology was launched in 2007 it only included a few US cities, but it has expanded massively since, and currently it features countless cities and rural areas all around the world. 

How does it work? Google utilizes hybrid electric automobiles, each one equipped with nine cameras on a single pole to collect the imagery. The company workers drive, pedal, sail, and walk around capturing the world with this special equipment. The images they collect are later overlapped and stitched together into a single 360-degree image.

Thanks to Google Street view you can take a virtual walk almost anywhere in the world. Not only that, when you meticulously document so many corners of the world, you’re bound to come across some funny, strange, or beautiful moments. In his exploration of Google Street View, artist Jon Rofman realized this potential and started collecting the most unusual street view photos he came across. Take a look at some of the most remarkable images in Rofman’s collection.

 

1. The joy of being reunitedUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View mother and child

Image Source: Jon Rofman
“With its supposedly neutral gaze, the Street View photography had a spontaneous quality unspoiled by the sensitivities or agendas of a human photographer״ Rofman has said of his project. If you'd like to see more of the artist's work, check out his website dedicated to his Street View finds or his Instagram page. 

2. An unexpected appearanceUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View dolphin

Image Source: Jon Rofman

3. Just trying to catch dinnerUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View bear

4. Heavy traffic aheadUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View sheep

Image Source: Jon Rofman

5. The moment before the storm hitsUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View sand storm

Image Source: Jon Rofman

6. Seconds from a disasterUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View bus accident

Image Source: Jon Rofman

7. The balloon matches the girl's school uniformUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View girl with balloon

Image Source: Jon Rofman

8. A peculiar sculpture in a fieldUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View sculpture

Image Source: Jon Rofman

 

9. Where is this boat headed to?Unusual Images Caught in Google Street View boat in the snow

Image Source: Jon Rofman

10. Ready to head for another day at the officeUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View clown

Image Source: Jon Rofman

11. A moment of joyUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View woman jumping

12. Playing aroundUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View children playing

Image Source: Jon Rofman

13. Street performanceUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View street performance

Image Source: Jon Rofman

14. Dramatic looking landingUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View plane landing

Image Source: Jon Rofman

15. Even superheroes need to rest sometimesUnusual Images Caught in Google Street View superhero napping

Image Source: Jon Rofman
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