I have our Queensborough friend Dave to thank for drawing to my attention that Google Street View – that amazing setup whereby people in “specially adapted cars” (as the Wikipedia entry puts it) drive around in places all over the world and take photos that are magically (or so it seems to me) stitched together to provide a “you-are-there” panorama view of a place – has discovered our little hamlet in Hastings County.
Type Queensborough ON into Google Maps and click on the red marker that appears at the corner of Queensborough Road and Bosley Road. The box that pops up allows you to click on Street View and – voilà! You can move around and check out the main street (Queensborough Road), taking a virtual journey down past the two former general stores and the scenic Black River beyond:
Or you can turn down Bosley Road and – wait a minute! What’s that? Haven’t I seen that red truck before?
Indeed you have, right here at Meanwhile, at the Manse. Raymond’s red truck is now there for all the internet-connected universe to discover while taking the virtual tour. A landmark!