Meanwhile, at 31 Junction Road

Well, this is awkward.

Google Streetview has spotted many interesting things in its time – see Aaron Hobson’s art here, for example – but few things could be more Gauteng than this apparent hijacking caught live in February this year:

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Here in SA, where crime is often problematic, the private security industry is booming. Generally, they are quite good at keeping things in check, but the system does seem to be struggling a bit in the image above.



Spotted this via a friend on Facebook:

Artist Jon Rafman’s photo project The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, named after the nine lenses mounted on a Google Street View car, collects the strange and beautiful images they capture by accident from around the world.

Slightly different from the previous Steetview art project that we featured here. These are raw images, but there are some weird, some beautiful, some just downright interesting photos on the Guardian site – and a whole lot more via that 9-eye link.

Go. Enjoy.