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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Going Home Again on the Net
New Google Maps Street View
I took a look yesterday at real estate sales in our old Arlington
Virginia neighborhood, and there it popped up – a new street view photograph of our former Arlington home on
Google Maps.The picture shows the house
as of a late June Friday morning last year, the timing identifiable by trash receptacles out front, the position of the sun and the “For Sale” sign with an “Under Contract” addendum. For posterity, or at least for the several years that stand in for posterity on
the Internet, our old pre-WW II revival colonial is primed for sale.The grass is lush and green, foliage
clipped, flower beds mulched, porch, garage door and trim freshly
painted, porch glider adorned with fresh cushions, the porch itself framed by
hanging flower baskets and sitting flower boxes, and new double hung windows installed.It never looked better.
Even so, Google Maps does not do the house (or the work Teresa and I put
into it) full justice.The Mouse On House picture I took below presents a street view better and brighter.