San Francisco, CA, USA – Google Maps catches a man with… er… lost keys?
Google’s typical indifference to human beingss sense of privacy being upturned plays out in street view, but it’s not all down side:
There is one shot from downtown San Jose, however, that should be preserved even if the images around it change. Taken as the Immersive VW passed the corner of Santa Clara and Market, it shows Cornelius Van Der Vies and his beloved dog Boo-Boo at their permanent spot. Cornelius was homeless by choice, spent his nights in a van and his days on the corner, but with his pleasant and polite demeanor had been sort of adopted by the office workers who passed every day. Cornelius died in late April after a fight with another homeless man whoâ€™d been yelling at Boo-Boo, and crowds came to his public memorial. Like many, I imagine, when I walk downtown, Iâ€™ll always picture the two of them on that corner, and it warms my heart knowing that image lives on.