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, Los Angeles magazine, and beyond.
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.