Friday, October 30, 2009

On State Street in Ithaca New York: You Are There


Would you like to walk along State Street in Ithaca on a sunny day, and glance in the shop windows or admire the big homes up the hill? Would you like to nod hello to the two young men walking by you on the sidewalk? Would you like to do so in 1900?

Then visit this street-level view (on Wikimedia). The 8+ megabyte file will take some time to load, and you will have to click the image to get it to render full size. Then wander around in it...and admire the moxie, and maybe meet the eye of the handsome student, and make a mental note that you too should probably use a big rain umbrella to shade your skin from the sun.

Here is just a little, tiny detail to whet your appetite.

I wish there were more of these giant photos of my hometown to get lost in!

2 comments:

Avonlea_dreamer said...

oh how cool!

I wish I wasn't on dail-up so I could download it. Sounds awesome!

ZipZipInkspot said...

Dear Avonlea-dreamer,
Sure wish you could see it, too. I was on dial-up for years and understand how it can be.
Very best,
Natalie