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Google Street View

This cheeky seagull was snapped in John Street. The missing wing is probably due to the way Google meld the images to create the 360degree effect, rather than a knifepoint tussle with a cat.

9.55am Thursday 18th March 2010

Google Street View

These drinkers at The Victory pub on the corner of Middle Street and Duke Street seem to have staged a Mexican wave as the Google car passed by.

4.50pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

A man waves at the Google car as it travels along Bond Street in Brighton

4.17pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

However, not everyone was as pleased to see it. This youth in Alexandra Villas was distinctly unimpressed. It's unclear whether Google has deliberately placed its Copyright watermark over his chest in response, or whether this is just coincidence.

4.17pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

And this van driver also showed no hesitation in letting people know how he felt about being caught on camera.

4.18pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

For a moment - although just for a moment - we thought we'd discovered evidence that the Loch Ness Monster had found a new home in the Hove Lagoon.

4.19pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

When Google took its picture a year ago, the Falmer Stadium had hardly got off the ground.

4.19pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

This iconic Brighton landmark clearly needs no introduction.

4.21pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

However, not all of Brighton is covered by Street View. Because of traffic restrictions, this is as far as the Google car got to Churchill Square.

4.21pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

And the city's Twittens and narrower streets in The Lanes were also out of bounds. The car didn't even get to go down Kensington Gardens in the North Laine.

4.21pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

This motorist is probably glad his numberplate has been blurred out after the Google car caught him parking on double yellow lines - right outside the Town Hall in Bartholemew Square.

4.21pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

The cameras also captured the seedier side of life in Brighton, as this picture of a rough sleeper in the doorway of Wagamama in Kensington Street shows.

4.22pm Thursday 11th March 2010

Google Street View

But Brighton's quirkiness shines through - for instance in this snap of the city's existentialist chalkboard on the Earth and Stars pub in Church Street. When Google visited, it read: "So bored of this job. I don't want to be a chalkboard anymore."

4.22pm Thursday 11th March 2010

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