Laura Bliss is CityLab’s West Coast bureau chief. She also writes MapLab, a biweekly newsletter about maps (subscribe here). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Sierra, GOOD, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, including in the book The Future of Transportation.
There’s a headless horseman standing in a pumpkin-spice blood puddle in France.
It may always be summer on Google Earth: sky cloudless, grass green, fields abundant. But on Google Street View, it is most definitely Halloween.
Keir Clarke, chronicler of all things mappy, has created a special tour of the spookiest (OK, cheesy-spookiest) corners of the Google-trawled globe. Tip-toe through these scenes of terror using the arrows in the upper right hand corner, and explore them (if you dare!) with the usual Street View buttons. Below is a sample of Clarke’s haunts, plus a few other classic bizarro tableaus from the street-mapping giant.