Google’s ‘Street View’ comes to Alameda

I admit I had not heard of Google Street View until yesterday (thanks goes, yet again, to my research assistant for the heads up). The street-by-street 360 degree view service, launched by Google in five cities in May of 2007, has expanded and is now here in Alameda. What does it mean? It means you can go online and enter an address and move, in a virtual way, at street level through Alameda. You can start here in front of the new theatre (the pictures were obviously taken before construction was complete—and, too, before the Pepsi truck hit the theater sign). It’s pretty cool, actually, in an-oh-my-gosh-my-front-door-is-open kind of way (ours was ajar at the time the pictures were taken).