Pastoral Travelers: Google Sheep View is Here, and it is Glorious
Here’s a fun new way to travel the world: the sheep of Google Street View are brought together on one very pastoral blog.
Google Street View is good for more than just documenting art. In recent years, Google’s faux-3D representation of the drivable world has been mined for a number of “found art” projects collecting cool glitches, candid images of Google drivers, and telling snapshots of neighborhoods in transition. Now, a preeminently pleasant blog is showcasing the sheep of Google Street View.
On Google Sheep View—move over, Street View camel—you’ll find sheep being herded around a bend in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, sheep idling in front of the William Wallace monument in Stirling, Scotland, sheep peering at other sheep through a wire fence in the North Yorkshire moors. It’s not uncommon to see sheep with the edges of their coats blurred by Google’s image-stitching program, or caught mid-trot trying to avoid the camera-mounted car that has so immortalized them.