Google Street View Adds Images Of Romania

    December 8, 2010

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.