Thursday, April 03, 2014

Google Maps Night Life Tours

"The city at night is a space of potential, filled with pleasure and danger." - Anna Friz

You can of course virtually explore many of the world's greatest cities using Google Maps Street View. Now for the first time you can also explore a city purposefully photographed at night on Street View.

Google Night Walk is an amazing narrated Street View tour of Marseilles at night. Google Night Walk takes you on an immersive journey through the lively Cours Julien neighbourhood of Marseille. The Street View tour of night-time Marseilles includes an audio narrated guide by Julie and Christophe, two urban storytellers, who help explain the living history of the city.

As you navigate the night-time panoramic imagery of Google Night Walk follow the blue line in the Street View to listen to Julie and Christophe's narrated guide. You can also deviate from the narrated guide at anytime and explore the city under your own steam by following the dotted paths off of the main tour.

Google Night Walk is a joint project by Google Creative Labs and 72andSunny. The narrator, Julie Muer, is an urban storyteller who walks the streets of Marseilles, collecting the sounds and voices of the city.

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