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10 de Febrero 2007

Car Parked on Side of a Building - Not a Fake!

Car on side of building in Google EarthSomeone was scanning Google Earth and noticed this very strange sight: A car on the side of a building complete with parking lot (see it here ). GEC member 'caelestis' posted this the other day speculating that someone was photo-retouching the aerial photography somehow. But, GEC member 'bebop' the next day found out this is in fact not a fake. In fact, you can see a photo of this unique sight in Westenbergstraat, Netherlands. At night, it gets even weirder since the car's lights come on. Thanks to Delta102 for the tip!

Related - Here's a blog entry with a bunch of interesting sights in GE including a school bus on a building roof.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 10 de Febrero 2007 a las 02:23 PM

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    It's a classic mini. Awesome.

    Enviado por: Keith at 12 de Febrero 2007 a las 11:43 AM

    In rotterdam there is also a nice one... A car almost falling of a building:
    http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=q&hl=nl&q=51.924530+4.474651&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=51.924595,4.474652&spn=0.000696,0.002704&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr

    A little bit hard to see, but it is the red car

    Enviado por: JWB at 14 de Febrero 2007 a las 11:14 AM

    Hmm, some time ago (a few years) Mini ran an ad campaign that included sticking mini's on the sides of buildings. I know this happened in London but potentially across Europe? It may be un connected as they were new mini's not this classic mini.

    Enviado por: Jamie Riddell at 12 de Marzo 2007 a las 09:33 AM

    thats really cool! also where and how do i get the google earth thats live is there such a thing
    or how do i get the 12 hour update image thanks.

    Enviado por: russianmike at 16 de Marzo 2007 a las 04:05 AM

    In 1982 I took a photogragh of this car/wall that I stumbled apon when I was driving around lost. I printed a big beautiful solarized version that pops up from time-to-time. My piers have always thought it was a trick since I work lot with manipulating photographs. FINALLY I have proof without a trip to The Netherlands! Thank you so much!!

    Enviado por: Catherine Johnson at 31 de Marzo 2007 a las 01:52 AM

    Rotationg the image you should notice that there are arrows painted on the side of the building next to the car. There also appears to be annother vehicle painted on the building across from the arrows. My suspicion is that this is advertising or art and not a "real" auto yet still of interest.

    Enviado por: rb at 31 de Marzo 2007 a las 05:34 AM

    I sent a link to this story to a friend in NL. He tells me the car was mounted there in the 70s and he knows who did it. Small world...

    Enviado por: Chris at 31 de Marzo 2007 a las 01:03 PM

    There is one also in Auckland city, New Zealand with a Mini and a surfboard on the roof. A cool advertising promotion

    Enviado por: andrew at 2 de Abril 2007 a las 12:20 AM

    There's also one in South Africa - a mini on the side of a wall in a slingshot, like it's about to be fired off.

    Enviado por: Henning at 2 de Abril 2007 a las 09:33 AM

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