Just the other day I was looking at my childhood home, in London, England, on Google Maps and marvelling that I could even do that.
But this Kentucky Artist Paints the World With Google Street View:
Bill Guffey … the self-taught oil painter said he has never physically been to 99 percent of the places he has captured on canvas.
To reach the closest Wal-Mart, Guffey said he needs at least 30 minutes in the car. But with 30 seconds on his computer, he can fly around the world with Google Street View and paint any place his cursor lands.
I love what the Internet and the satellites allow us to do.
Oh, and that tree towards the back of the image attached to this post — I used to climb that tree when I was 7 years old. That very tree.