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Google Street View Adds Images Of Romania

"Countries covered" count edges upward again

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Armchair explorers with nice monitors should be glad to know that another portion of central Europe is now accessible through Street View.  This afternoon, Google announced that photos of Romania have gone live, and there are definitely some impressive sights to see.

Octavian Iercan, Operations Lead of Street View Europe, gave several examples in a post on the LatLong Blog.  One of the more unique landmarks is Peles Castle, a structure that the Street View pics show is quite large and quite interesting (despite being obscured by trees).

Otherwise, Iercan wrote, "From your virtual vantage point, you can now take a look over the bridge onto Lacul Vidraru (Vidraru Lake). This is the starting point of the most beautiful road in Romania, the Transfagarasan mountain pass, which at its highest point reaches 2,034 meters above sea level."

Iercan suggested the Romanian Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest, Parliament Palace, and a coffee shop in Brasov called Vatra Ardealului, as well.

Enjoy having a look around.  It’s always fun to discover a new region.

We’ll just leave you with one last point worth mentioning: while Street View has faced legal challenges in many nations, Romania’s a country that hasn’t yet confronted Google over the program.  As a result, Street View users may run into fewer black areas where residents opted to obscure their homes, their vehicles, or themselves.

Google Street View Adds Images Of Romania
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  • http://halte.ro An upset Romanian optimizer

    I don’t see what’s so wonderful about Google invading our streets as well. But my fellow countrymen aren’t probably going to protest, many love everything western, especially Google, and the others usually don’t know much about the internet.
    Another thing that really annoys me in Octavian Iercan’s post is that stupid stuff about Dracula and how it’s deeply rooted in Transylvanian culture. Dracula was invented by Bram Stoker and is loosely based on a rumour started by Vlad’s enemies. Vampires are german legends, we have in our legends another type of vampirism that’s quite different, no blood drinking. If people in my country are talking about Dracula and pretending it’s actually part of local culture, that’s just because tourists want to hear it and will pay money to see the castle. But, judging by his name, Octavian Iercan is Romanian, so he should know better. He probably copied that idiocy from someone else without thinking…

    • Fuck Romania

      No one gives a fuck about your stupid fucking low life infested country scammer! Google made this move so that us law enforcement can easily locate you little fuckers when you scam someone out of money. Now we can actually see the shitty concrete coffins you vampires lurk in.