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Google Street View Illusion

Google Street View Illusion

Apart from playing with design, I’m obsessed with new internet trends and emerging technologies. As much as I love sharing original illusions with you, I’m even more thrilled when I get the opportunity to introduce you with something you probably never  thought of using when searching for optical illusions. Hope you approve my style, where I try to fuse our illusion topic as much as I can with modern options.

I think it’s refreshing to see our standard content, using different approach occasionally. Our friend, João Marques took his time to introduce us to Google Street View. By now, all of you used Google Maps at some point of your life. Well, at some major cities Google’s mobile crew took high res photos of surrounding areas, while cruising down the local streets. This caused a lot of controversy, as sometimes citizen privacy was invaded, but on the other hand – it helped cops catch crooks in Netherlands.

João has been a daily follower of MOI for some months, and decided to give something back. Before presenting us with the illusion, he thanked us for managing this website with wisdom, “posting only very interesting stuff.” Move around this interactive window, and try to spot what João found so interesting…

I was spending some time in Google Street View, when I saw some guys doing something strange in an window. I zoomed more and found that it was a mural painting, and was completely tricked. – João

  • http://twitter.com/m1kel0n mike

    Take a look at this


    also the black car has the same image

  • Monxy

    Hehe, cool ;]

  • Detective Kitty

    lol i can tell how he got tricked…

  • Wise Person

    Very Nice One Of The Better Ones As Always

  • omar

    thats cool.(:(I)

  • anonymous

    hmm i got this strange thing at around 70 aarstresse
    it might be just me

  • bradrobbo

    This is nice!:)

  • AmyFawkes

    Wow, the same drawing are on the cars too. XD

  • Matt

    Also in the same google earth pic, on the pavement by the river backup the street 5 meters is a body outline.

  • Enrico

    It’s in my hometown. Don’t hesitate to use the opportunity to make a little Street View sightseeing in Berne!

    And BTW, the white car also has the picture (not only the black one)… ;-)

  • Erick B. Coria

    OMG!!! I was in that same spot weeks ago! It’s Bern, Switzerland! Wow, I even have a photo of this!

  • tb20

    I think you have spent a lot of time to find this street.:-) I like that one.

  • Jester

    Very good trick – it’s a painting on the wall of the company premises, the same design is painted on the side of the company vans.

  • ME

    I used to have stuff like this in my neighborhood. You would walk around and maybe see some people looking at a painting, or leaning from a balcony, and then realize they were just 2-d as you examined closer. But then they painted over them. :(

  • Christopher Maitland

    At the base of the stairs, around number 72, look down at the road. Its a ghost car!

  • Ortheus

    lol, awesome to stumble upon this particular page.
    I was on vacation in bern a couple years ago and I walked past that place with some friends. Brings back fun memories. :)
    Beautiful area btw!

  • I see ghost cars…

    Actually, Christopher Maitland, I found it at 74, but I’m amazed you and I may be the only two who saw the weird effect? I mean, who cares about a mural on the wall when you have a car disappearing into the pavement?!?

  • http://kaidensevenphoto.com kaikaikai

    looks like a beautiful street to live on.

  • ciccio

    The company is a Malerei- painters and they are advertising their wares.

  • Grace

    That’s kind of creepy, just searching on google earth and than…

  • KLB

    look at the black car next to the building and it has the same mural on it…

    • KLB

      and on the white van

  • Someone

    Woah, that’s amazing! I was completely tricked! i HAD to zoom out to see if it was really 2D :)

  • Paris

    The black car is more funny ! :D