Google Street View

  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: A man waves at the Google car as it travels along Bond Street in Brighton
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: And this van driver also showed no hesitation in letting people know how he felt about being caught on camera.
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: When Google took its picture a year ago, the Falmer Stadium had hardly got off the ground.
  • The Argus: This iconic Brighton landmark clearly needs no introduction.
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: 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.
  • The Argus: 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.

The most comprehensive 360-degree map of Sussex yet recorded goes online today. Google Street View was rolled out across the country in the early hours, allowing users to view street-level imagery. The system allows people to explore a total of 238,000 miles of public road, including rural roads in Sussex. It is almost a year since the Google car, with its distinctive cameras mounted on the roof, was first spotted in Brighton. After initial concerns that the system would record private details, the internet giant said it had gone to great lengths to safeguard privacy, including blurring licence plates and faces. However, users have the option of removing themselves, their car or their house from Street View. They can use the report a problem tool for flagging up inappropriate or sensitive imagery for review or removal. Here are some of the most unusual or eye catching images we and readers have spotted.

Google Street View

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