Around Britain And Ireland In 22 Surprising Google Street View Photos

The things you see driving around with a camera stuck to your car.

1. Smashed in Shoreditch.

ID: 1068524

2. Mooning Man in Eastbourne.

This one was so rude, Google blurred out the whole thing. But take it from us, it’s of a man, and he isn’t waving.

ID: 1068502

3. Mooning Man #2 in Ireland.

ID: 1068509

4. Lights, camera, action in London.

The Google Street View car gatecrashes the filming of The Invisible Woman. Pretty sure Ralph Fiennes is in there somewhere.

ID: 1068503

5. Unidentified roadkill in Manchester.

ID: 1068504

6. Body issues in Bristol.

This man, Bob Mewse, was so appalled when he discovered himself looking portly on Street View, he vowed to get in shape. The 56-year-old lost seven stones and ended up telling his story to a national newspaper.

ID: 1068508

7. Weirdness in Isle of Man.

There’s something very creepy about this scene…

ID: 1068501

8. Seagull close-up in Brighton.

This bird takes its job as the city’s mascot very seriously.

ID: 1068510

9. Horse Boy in Aberdeen.

The mystery of Horse Boy, who became a minor internet phenomenon after he was spotted in several locations across Street View, began with this shot in Scotland. Google took it down in 2010 then put it back up again without explanation.

ID: 1068511

10. A helping hand in Manchester.

This romantic scene was quickly removed by Google — but not before several people had saved it for posterity.

ID: 1068512

11. Snogging in Staffordshire.

ID: 1068513

12. Censorship in Westminster…

The only explanation Google gives for blurring its Street View images is to protect people’s privacy. Which makes the decision to censor this anti-Iraq war demonstrator’s placards all the more confusing.

ID: 1068514

13. …and Belfast.

See also: Irish Republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.

ID: 1068519

14. Underage smoking in Bristol.

In the past, youngsters having a crafty cigarette only had to keep an eye out for their parents. Today there’s the risk of a passing car taking your picture and transmitting it to the entire world.

ID: 1068515

15. Sunbathing in Glasgow.

ID: 1068517

16. Paddington Bear in Trafalgar Square.

ID: 1068518

17. Caught short in Birmingham.

ID: 1068520

18. Shifty in Sheffield.

A group of youths give every impression of being up to no good by masking their faces as the Street View car goes by.

ID: 1068521

19. Cycle crash in Bristol.

ID: 1068522

20. Wally’s in Putney.

Found him!

ID: 1068523

21. Fishy business in Oxford.

Someone getting a shark installed. As you do.

ID: 1068525

22. Irony in London.

Accidentally ironic graffiti is the best kind of graffiti.

ID: 1068526

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