Photo of the Google Street View Car from The Age
Sit back, relax and enjoy a simulated, armchair drive along the Esplanade from the eastern end at Seaholme to the western end of Altona. These scenes are what were recorded by the video camera of the Google Street View Car, as shown above. Click the Play button to begin.
Now, let us turn back the car to embark on the reverse journey. To do this, click the Reset button, then click "reverse". You can change the start and end address, the mode of travel (Driving, Walking and Bicycle), the animation options to alter the travelling speed and whether to avoid highways and toll roads. When you are satisfied, click the "Get Directions" button.
This tool will be very useful for someone planning to drive on a new roue and wants to familiarize with the landmarks beforehand so as not to miss the destination or turning points.
There are at least two websites showing interesting street views submitted by users, placed under different categories: