My house isn’t going to get cleaned this weekend.
I’ve just discovered Historypin–a new(ish) Google partnership at http://www.historypin.com–full of historic photographs of buildings and locales all over the world. The collection is searchable by both location and time. And the really, really fun part? Many of the images are linked to Google’s Street View, so that you can view an historic photograph overlaid on a modern day street view.
The site relies on user contributions, so some areas have more photographs than others. For Colorado Springs, there are just 10 photographs so far. But London, where Historypin began, has hundreds of images, and even some virtual tours set up.
So, go take a look at Historypin. Search for images of your neighborhood. Maybe upload some old photos of your own. It’s okay…your house doesn’t need to get cleaned this weekend either.