Blurred Lanes: Google Street View 'Defaces' London

BethPH
By BethPH Last edited 45 months ago
Blurred Lanes: Google Street View 'Defaces' London
Captain Kidd, Wapping
Captain Kidd, Wapping
Chigaco blurring
Chigaco blurring
Gap
Gap
Gladstone Arms, Borough
Gladstone Arms, Borough
Nelson's Head, E2
Nelson's Head, E2
The Old Kings Head, Southwark
The Old Kings Head, Southwark
Shakespeare's Head, EC1R
Shakespeare's Head, EC1R
The Sherlock Holmes, Northumberland Street
The Sherlock Holmes, Northumberland Street
The Wellington, Strand
The Wellington, Strand
Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre

We noticed recently that Google appears to take privacy on street view very seriously. So seriously, in fact, it's taking no chances that someone might identify the likes of Captain Kidd and Sherlock Holmes and has blurred out their faces on pub signs.

Theatre land also falls victim to Google's cautious smudgery, with the faces of actors in last year's Wolf Hall and some of Chicago's cast (but only the female ones, oddly) hidden from internet scrutiny. One lucky model in a Gap advert has escaped blurring while his colleagues were not so fortunate.

Have you seen any other Street View curiosities? Tell us in the comments.

All pictures from Google Street View.

Last Updated 19 January 2015