I first came across the Google Streetview photo collection ‘9-eyes‘ a few weeks ago, I quickly flicked through a couple of pictures thought it was cool then moved on.

Then today I was looking through a section on the Guardian called ‘24 hours in pictures‘ which shows a selection of amazing photos from around the world that day and realised how similar it is to 9-eyes.

When you think of Google Maps Streetview you probably see it in a very practical way, but actually it’s a snapshot of the world in that very moment. There are some powerful, crazy, funny and stunning pictures lurking in amongst it all.

Check out some of my favourites below, then head to 9-eyes.com.






  • Meg Pullis Roebling

    These are great. Thanks for sharing. Looking at the full gallery of images I noticed how many people were flicking off the camera or hiding from it (in the case of children). What kind of vehicle/camera set up is doing the capturing? There must be a human being involved in some of these choices.

    • Murat

      Check it out!